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Old 02-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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I have a 1989 LE i just bought a few days ago> i can"t get the passenger door open its like its locked but u push the button or use the handle inside and it feels like there is nothing there. any ideas of how to get it open/fixed? i tryd removing the door panel witch i couldn;t becuase i can"t open the door.....

also if i am driving the car somtiems there sterring wheel feels like it it breaks loose from somthing and you hear a clunk and the car sways to one side> after i noticed it a few times i havn't drove it since but i don't no much about what would cause this so does anyone have a idea ??
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Not sure about the door. Only thing I can think if is the linkages are messed up, and you will need to remove the door panel to fix that.

The steering, Check your linkages, sounds like something is binding. Jack up the front and use jack stands. Then turn the wheels back and forth while you or someone else watch all the joints.
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any idea of how i can remove the door panel with out opening the door i have gotten all the bolts out that i can fine but their must be some at the bottom of the door somewere i cant reach?

i changed the oil in it today and i was looking at it while i had the wheels off and it looks like the driver side tie rods r bent and the ball joint didnt look so healthy would this cuase the effect i am getting ? its just wierd becuase it dosnt do it all the time and it dosnt seem like bumps hills or anythign eles is the cause. i would have someone look at it but i cant afford a shop bill right now and i don"t no anyone that nos much more about cars than i do
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I think you will need some tools like these.
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Got these at Sears, but I've seen them at Autozone

Yes, that will cause problems with steering. You will need to fix that or the car will not be safe.
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