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    Default 96 Yukon barn door won't open

    I recently bought a 96 Yukon. I love it, but it needs a little TLC. I have the rear barn doors, and the passenger side door opens fine, but the driver side door won't open at all. When I pull on the handle it will unlatch at the top, but the bottom latch stays closed. What can I do to fix this? I've tried hosing what I can reach down with WD40, but it's still stuck fast.

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    If you can't get it open, you will have to pull the panel from the inside. Chances are that a rod clip is broken or came off the bottom latch or the handle.

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    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    If you can't get it open, you will have to pull the panel from the inside. Chances are that a rod clip is broken or came off the bottom latch or the handle.
    Sometimes too it doesn't come off but needs to be tightened. mine did this and confused the crap outta me because everything was still connected and moving when i pulled on the rod. sometimes it loosens up just enough to not have enough pull when using the handle.

    Getting the panel off is a piece of cake... just be conscious of sun brittle with those panels i was too aggressive with mine and had to make a junk yard run.

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    Welcome to The Club. I agree with Pikey. I had the same thing happen to me. The rod clip came off.

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