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Old 02-21-2017, 03:26 AM   #1
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My lock on my passenges side door quit working the key turns and everything it just doesnt move the lock. I took the door panel off and the plunger thing that pushes the lock up and down came off I don't know what to do.It's a 91 d21
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:43 AM   #2
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The rods are held in place with plastic clips. Those are probably broken.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:57 AM   #3
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the rod's usually have a right angle end on them that goes through the hole in the plastic clip, than the clip swings over and attaches to the straight part of the rod to hold it in place. The clips break over time. Advance sells an assortment of these clips and one or two of them should fit the Nissan.

Take a pic of the inside of the door if you can and post it so we can see what your talking about.
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The white piece is the plastic piece that connects somehow to the little circle right next to it. I just dont understand how it connects because my hand takes up the whole hole in the door so i cant see
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Look next to the lower green thing in your photo - see that loop? Maybe that slipped off something.
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you could take the other door panel off and compare sides, the service manual and Nissan FAST doesn't show a clear view of the mechanism, I have a pic of the door lock from my former pathfinder but it doesn't show what you are looking at
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just buy new lock cylinders, i did. got from Amazon really cheap
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:34 AM   #8
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Lock cylinders won't fix the problem. I believe you are missing a couple pieces that go onto the rod below the green part. There should be a slotted yellow piece with a nipple on the end, this goes in to the hole you can see right next to the green part. There is a small flat white piece that goes through the yellow piece and holds the works into the hole if memory serves correct. The rod below the green part has a right angle that needs to snap into the base of the larger off-white piece that's hanging there. It's a huge pain to get it all together right, luckily dealers seem to still carry these tiny plastic parts at least.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:39 AM   #9
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i believe those parts are designed to snap if the lock assembly is forced when its frozen.
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I've had to replace them in both doors, after almost 30 years the plastic just disintegrates.
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