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Deer struck my car

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Small dents in front left fender & door. If that isn't bad enough the door won't open although alignment appears correct and the window operates. Car will lock even with window down which I don't believe it should. Must be some type of sensor is screwy. $1000 comp deductible. I wasn't even going to file a claim but with door issue this could get costly. Any thoughts? Car is an '04 C2.

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Loren, there are 2 small dents from the deer the size of the palm of your hand, one about 10" from the door handle. Window works and door poems from inside car, but not from outside. Door alignment seems correct. I looked at a parts diagram from Autoatlantic and I don't see what could be causing this. Key works in cylinder and locks the doors even with window down (shouldn't do this right?) Any idea what could be causing this? Electrical? If so can you identify a part #?

As always thx for your input.

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Wausau, the doors lock independent of window position. There is a small rod the extends from the outside door handle to the latch assembly.

Remove the inner door panel, and moisture barrier, with small bright light, and maybe a mirror, look at the backside of exterior door handle for a rod that extends either toward the center of car (when door is closed), or downward. I believe one end of this rod is the socket of a ball/socket joint and it may be dislodged. There's a good chance you might be able to press it back on. If not, you will need to unbolt the door's latch, and manuver it around to get leverage, or tool position to re-attach.


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