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Last week I purchased a 1990 TC from the original owner. He had put it in storage in his brother's barn years ago and now brought the car out and decided to sell it. When it was put in the barn the passenger door worked fine. Now the door will not open. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get a stuck door open. It has been sitting for enough years in the Texas heat that all the seals act like they are glued. I've freed up the weather seals. Not sure why the door will not open. 

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Are you sure it is unlocked? Meaning, you have used the key to unlock it? From there, are you sure the rods are actuating the door latch?

 

If it is both unlocked and the rods are doing their job, then it might be likely that the old grease has gotten hard and is preventing the latch pawl from moving. Try spraying some WD40 and letting it sit for a little while. You will want to clean it out and spray dry lubricant on it after you get it open.

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If you look down about 10 - 15 threads you will see an article "

 

Passenger Door Will Not Open " that will help you with your problem.  I had 3 cases of this problem.  If the door latch has the puffed up plastic on the actual latch the problem will require a steady pressure to force or even rip the plastic coating on the latch.

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