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Old 11-17-2002, 01:19 PM
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Sounds like the check strap seized. Between the hinges should be the check strap, may be under a rubber boot. Try oiling the strap and see if you can get the door closed. Inexpensive part and yes the inner panel needs to come off. There is a DIY article on how to replace the strap.
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