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Door locks after you let go to handle.


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February 8, 2010
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City, State
Gallatin, TN
Year, Model & Trim Level
'91 4x4 XLT
Basically you open the door from the outside. You let go to the handle, the lock will drop down, causing it to lock. Not like a free fall, like being push down in normal use. No, this will not do this with the inside handle, only the outside. This is all happening only on the passenger side front.

Any ideas?

My 2gen does this too from time to time. Once it warms up imma take the panel off and use some spray grease on the linkage.

It's gotta be something rubbing. Just hard to see anything in there.