Door problem

JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 889Expert Adviser
It had been while so I took the door key and locked the driver side door to my Stepdown.  After that I couldn't get the door to open, even though the door knob was pulled up.  The key would push and pull the interior knob, but the interior handle nor the door handle button would open the door.  I had to use a homemade "slim jim" to get it opened.  Now the pin that goes into the door latch won't move and the outside button and interior handle still don't work.  I sure would like to know if I can fix this without taking the door panels off...

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  • charles4dcharles4d Posts: 514Expert Adviser
    I think your going to have to take if off sounds like the clip that holds the rod came off the outside  door handle 
  • JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 889Expert Adviser
    I'm afraid you're right.  
  • LanceLance Posts: 834Member
    Let me know if you need any help Jason.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,732Senior Contributor
    The torsion spring in the door lock assembly that pushes the lever out to the handle button bolt is probably  broken. When that lever is no longer held out by the spring , neither the outside handle button nor the interior handle will open the door.

  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,732Senior Contributor
    And yes you can bet your sweet patooty that you will have to remove the garnish moulding. , the interior handles, the vent window assembly, the roll down glass, the rear part of the felt channel, and the lower metal channel that felt channel fits in before you can even get the door lock assembly out. Loads of fun!
  • JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 889Expert Adviser
    Lance said:
    Let me know if you need any help Jason.
    You know I will.  In fact, I will probably be looking to you for any parts I need.  
  • stbrysonstbryson Posts: 105Senior Contributor
    Hello,

    Not trying to hijack this thread, but I was wondering in what year Hudson changed from pulling the inside knob up to lock the door, to pushing it down to lock the door? I think it was pull up to lock through at least 1947.

    Thank you, and take care,

    Steve Bryson
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,732Senior Contributor
    stbryson said:
    Hello,

    Not trying to hijack this thread, but I was wondering in what year Hudson changed from pulling the inside knob up to lock the door, to pushing it down to lock the door? I think it was pull up to lock through at least 1947.

    Thank you, and take care,

    Steve Bryson
    Started with the stepdowns in the 1948 model year up 54, but 54 lock & latch is completely different from the 48-53.

  • JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 889Expert Adviser
    Ken U-Tx said:
    And yes you can bet your sweet patooty that you will have to remove the garnish moulding. , the interior handles, the vent window assembly, the roll down glass, the rear part of the felt channel, and the lower metal channel that felt channel fits in before you can even get the door lock assembly out. Loads of fun!
    I took off the garnish moulding and the interior handles off.  Are there instructions in one of the repair manuals that tells how to get the rest of things mentioned in this post out?  
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,683Senior Contributor
    The body Service Manual covers this topic.  Page 6
  • JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 889Expert Adviser
    Don't need a service manual if you have Lance Walker living just 65 miles away.  This guy drove to my house and brought a replacement door latch (plus a ring gear I need) with him.  To top that off, he installed it for me within 20 minutes.  You don't find friends like that every day.  
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 658Member
    DOGWOOD CHAPTER CAMARADERIE !!!
  • drivergo2drivergo2 Posts: 375Expert Adviser
    That’s the difference between a HET guy and a lot of others .They come by say yep it’s broke drink your last beer and leave 
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