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Old 10-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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'70-'77 door lock 27' Overlander

My key turns easily but bolt doesn't move. any suggestions on removing
lock from door.

Could someone give me directions on removing door lock from door?

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Old 10-19-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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There are three screws on the interior skin, one on the interior lever and one or two on the face of the door near the place the latch bolt comes through. Also, you will need to unscrew and remove the inside locking pin which slides up and down to lock the door from the inside.

Once you have all of those items removed, you can gently pry the latch system out from the outside. You may have to fiddle around a bit with the shaft which comes through the inner door skin as the hole it goes through is often not quite large enough to remove the latch mechanism easily, but it did go in that way, and will come out that way.

The latch may be sealed to the exterior door skin. Use a putty knife to break that seal all the way around.

As you may know, parts for that lock are expensive and somewhat difficult to obtain, so go slow and be careful with it.

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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A common problem if the outside handle does not pull the bolt back to open the door. There is a small roll pin that shears off. Once you get the mechanism out of the door , this is a relatively easy fix.
Out of Doors Mart carries some parts. Your local hardware or auto parts store will carry roll pins.
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