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  • Rear door vs. Tree = confused door lock.

    Dear All,
    My beloved just dropped the Pajero into me and swapped cars.

    Reason is she just backed into a tree, which bent the spare wheel rack assembly (and broke associated plastics) & sprung the rear tailgate door open.

    It wont shut now.

    The latch seems to be stuck in the 'locked' position, and the locking bit (that hooks on) wont open to then latch on. Its like the doors locked and the key wont unlock it.

    I've pulled it down enough to be able to make it work with my hand stuck in there but that's not a solution.

    Does anyone have a repair manual that I can have the page/s from (fax or email) to see how the connecting rods for the lock and door handle should look (i'm thinking they're a bit bent or out of whack now)?

    (re-reading the above I've made no sense I reckon! Be handy to know the right names for the components!)

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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    • #3
      This is the Gen 3. Is yours the same?
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      • #4
        I've heard that for some drivers, those pesky trees are always leaping into the way when they're not watching!

        Steve
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        • #5
          Thanks Mrbitchi - slightly different but much the same!

          All looked okay, but still wouldnt unlock to allow closure.

          Long story short is that the outer door skin pushed in less than a cm, bt that was enough to put the rods from each of the door lock, the door handle, and actuator to foul up when unlocking.

          Rubber mallet and special tool number #13 (length of pine with a stubby holder over the end) managed to massage the skin back to where it should be and hey presto we are away.

          Im surprised how little the deformity needed to be to present a problem.

          Got to price a rear wheel cover support frame etc tommorrow - sould be cheap !! not.

          Thanks for the replies - and Stevie-Ray, yes them thar tress are pesky. Main wife said she had her eye on the tree in the side mirror, and the car next to her in the other side mirror - didnt see the huge tree in the windscreen mirror!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jawk View Post
            Thanks Mrbitchi - slightly different but much the same!

            All looked okay, but still wouldnt unlock to allow closure.

            Long story short is that the outer door skin pushed in less than a cm, bt that was enough to put the rods from each of the door lock, the door handle, and actuator to foul up when unlocking.

            Rubber mallet and special tool number #13 (length of pine with a stubby holder over the end) managed to massage the skin back to where it should be and hey presto we are away.

            Im surprised how little the deformity needed to be to present a problem.

            Got to price a rear wheel cover support frame etc tommorrow - sould be cheap !! not.

            Thanks for the replies - and Stevie-Ray, yes them thar tress are pesky. Main wife said she had her eye on the tree in the side mirror, and the car next to her in the other side mirror - didnt see the huge tree in the windscreen mirror!!
            Best practice is to look at area behind vehicle where one will be reversing just BEFORE getting in drivers seat. (short posts are lethal) THEN use mirrors to complete manoeuvre. Works every time.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MTN-KAT View Post
              Best practice is to look at area behind vehicle where one will be reversing just BEFORE getting in drivers seat. (short posts are lethal) THEN use mirrors to complete manoeuvre. Works every time.
              I'll be sure to let her know...

              Actually, no, I'll give you her number and YOU can tell her...

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              • #8
                My Mrs hates driving the NS for the came reason , she claims she cant see , ive installed a reverse camera , but its still the same for her .
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                • #9
                  It's on our "want to do" list - a reversing camera and one on the back of the caravan...

                  The drought has affected our money tree.

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