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Old 05-28-2008, 10:13 PM
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interesting door lock problem

I have a 1980 300SD that needs door lock attention. I can't use the driver's side, as I have discovered the locking mechanism really isn't attached on the inside (looks to be missing a part). The front passenger door locks fine from the inside or outside.

The rear locks - weird. They don't lock with the front passenger lock. But when you close the doors and get in, you can push down (with resistance), and lock one of them. It will slowly push the locking lever back up. However, if you try to push down the second back door lever, it immediately causes the back door lock to pop up.

What's going on here, and how can I fix it? I have a vaccuum pump now, but not sure where to start.
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