1997 Mitsubishi Galant with power door locks.
Months ago, for reasons still not known, the right rear door would no longer open. The power door lock unlocks the lever that a passenger would press, to lock-unlock the door, but it still won't open. This car does have a child safety lock. You can flip the switch to lock
and the door can not be opened from the inside, by a small child, etc.
I guessed that it had gotten switched to "lock" and that is why it won't open. It should be able to be opened from the outside. I can pull back, the back of the seat but can not quite get, to the small white switch, to see if it is set on "lock."
Ok, no big deal, I do not really need the right rear door.
Today, I go out and unlock the left front door, and use the power button to unlock all 4 doors, so I can remove a box from the rear seat. I then try to shut the left rear door and it won't close. If I try to slam it shut it hits the body and bounces off. The mechanism that grabs the metal latch mounted onto the frame, on the inside of the door frame, seems fine. It turns properly just like the left front door does.
I have used bungies cords to keep the door closed, as rain is on the way.
If I suppose I had no power door locks, the door still should be able to open and close.
It was fine before today, though I have not opened the left rear door in a couple weeks. There is nothing blocking the door to prevent it from closing.
I used a screw driver to press the round plastic piece that turns when it rotates on the latch, to keep the door closed. It seems fine. I can see a spring in there.
Any ideas on both doors?