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    Rear doors won't open on a 3rd gen

    Looking at a 3rd gen 4door and the rear doors won't open.

    Owner says he removed the door cards wasn't able to get it open pulling on the rods. He said the previous owner told him the latches had 'collapsed'. He said I would have to cut open the door skins and get to the latches that way and then maybe get them to open. BOTH rear doors... same problem.

    I still have my SL2 and it is (more or less) the same color. So, I do have parts available to me if I need them.

    Curious if any of you have been through this and what you guys think could be going on.
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    Was he pulling on the lock? lol
    On the outside they like to seize up and break. I did one latch ages ago for my sister but I rarely see the mechanism itself let go.
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    Is it so rusted the only thing holding it up is those rear doors? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubensw2 View Post
    Is it so rusted the only thing holding it up is those rear doors? haha

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    This is a legit concern that I have.
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    I've honestly just recently seen a 2nd gen sl2 at a junkyard in Bensalem pa with so much rust when I pulled open the rear door it began to give way.

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