: 1980 FWB door stuck

02-14-07, 06:22 AM
Hi there,
I have a 1980 Fleetwood Brougham, on which the rear right side door will not open. I bought the car a few days ago for a good price, because of some minor problems. The power locks are not functional, and no matter how hard I pull on the lock, it will not rise. I've tried reefing on it with a pair of pliers and reefing on the door from outside/inside, but it will not move, not even a hair.
What do you folks suggest?

02-14-07, 08:18 AM
Maybe try spraying some WD-40 or some rusted-bolt remover down the lock hole on to the mechanism inside the the door. Perhaps it's rusted solid in place.

02-14-07, 09:08 PM
I've seen this happen before, what it is is the little rod inside the door that the lock is attached to is bent. If you can revive the power locks, you might be able to unlock the door that way and open up the door panel and investigate the rods. If reviving the power locks fails, I'd try a "Slim-jim" to unlock the door.