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Dave Nova, Buick Technician
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Thr door won't open, it is broken, both sides, 98 riveria,

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thr door won't open, it is broken, both sides
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: 98 riveria
JA: Are you fixing your 98 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: hangers, but they are not stiff enough, just sent my child to buy a slim jim kit
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no, i don't really need to talk to anyone, Unless they are somewhere close by to help, but thanks
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Are both handles actuating or feel like they are grabbing to actuate but the door will not release?Is the lock stuck in the locked position that you can tell at all?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
doors are unlocked, driving side is busted on the outside, so it will not engage or like every up with the latch. other door is I take the, but only opens from. inside
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Does the driver door open from the inside as well as the passenger door?