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Unread 09-13-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1967 mustang door latch problem

I have a 67 mustang and the door locks are not working correctly. When the door is locked it won't unlock. You can pull on the lock knob or use the key and still not unlock it. The only way to unlock it is too pull the door panel off and reach into the door to the assembly and push a lever at the bottom of it. The driver side does this all the time and the passenger side works 50% of the time. Any ideas as what might be wrong and how to fix it? Thanks.
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Default 67 mustang door latch problem

Hello Mstngfnatc21,
First welcome to the forums. This is a great place to learn.

As far as your problem. For sure it is the rods and linkage that control the handle action. Look at this link and it show a pix of 64/12 - 66 but I think youll get a better idea of what is inside the door.
There are rods that pull on the latch when you lift the handle. Yours are almost certainly off.

The link comes from Mustangs Unlimited which is a great place for parts.
I am not saying you need parts yet, but they are very good

Mustangs Unlimited - '65-73 Mustang Parts & Accessories Online Virtual Catalog: Page 188

Hope this helps a little...... Print Dad
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All the rods and linkages are connected to the assembly correctly. I made sure everything was connected and in the right spot. Both doors are set up exactly the same, except the passenger door you can rattle the key back and forth 3-4 times and then the door will unlock.
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I have the same problem on my '70 coupe on my driver's side. I took out my latch assembly to look at what was going on, the parts are fragile it seems, and I dont want to mess up the assembly if I were to play around with it. I'm not sure what to do. I looked at how to assemble it, I thought it would help but didnt.
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Should i just spend the money on new latch assemblies or should i remove the current ones and try to clean them up?
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