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Old 05-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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stuck claw latch on door w/ Wrangler94's 4 & 6 cylinder

Hey there all jeep fans,

I am the new kid, and happily surprised by info found here. I have a neglected wrangler.
One 4 cy. 94 wrangler, door is stuck open bcs. i pushed the claw latch mechanism to 'closed' position, while open and now i cannot close lest with a bungee cord. . . Would Anyone know where might i find a simple series of images & diagrams ? Or know how to fix?
Two 6 cy 94 wrangler has a door which opens only from the inside. I don't have original key for door.
Same issue on each door?
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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if you manually close the claw, just pull the door handle like u were opening it and it should spring back or you might have to pull it back with your finger... and i dont really understand that last part... there is not difference between the doors on a 4 cyclinder and 6 cyclinder

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Well the fact that it doesn't open From the outside isn't because of the key cause you can still unlock from inside right? The reason they aren't opening from the outside is either the rod fell off the mechanism and or something broke inside
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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YJ Wrangler Door Parts

This pretty much shows all the parts in the door, even if it looks a little complicated.

For the first problem, take a screwdriver and stick it into the latch so that it is sticking out of the door parallel with the window. pull one of the door handles which will release the latch then slide the screwdriver towards the jeep. that should open it back up.

For the second problem its a little more complicated. you will have to remove the interior door panel and do a little bending and straching of parts if its similar to the TJ. Basically th door works by a small rod being attached to the handle so that it turns when the door handle turns, and when it turns, it pulls a series of levers that unlatches the door. Over time either from fatige or pulling to hard if water gets inside the door and freezes it will slip over the rod that it pulls on. Its hard to describe, but if you look at it its pretty easy to figure out. but once its sliped over the rod it is supposed to pull on the only way to fix it it to take the door apart and manually fix it.
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