Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Largo, FL 33774
I do not know where you are, or which front door it is. Have you tried any junk yards?
If you are careful, you may be able to cut/drill the screws from the inside, or even cut the latch apart. Replacing the parts is not a big deal.
Try putting some PB blaster on the latch from the inside of the door, and work the levers. The lock does not release when you pull the door handle, so check to be sure the lock lever is in the unlocked position. A little heat might make it work as well. Try a hair dryer, or a heat gun aimed at the inside of the latch. There is a reasonable amount of room in the door with the window in the up position.
The striker is held on by two screws that are screwed into a trapped plate on the door jam. You may be able to access it if you remove the B pillar cover. Since it is a 93 you will not be able to remove the lower B pillar cover without breaking it. That would give you access to the inside of the door jam. If you can get into the B pillar, you may be able to use a Dremel tool with a fiber cutoff wheel to cut the plate in half, or however it is oriented maybe cut the ends off. You do have to remove the seat belt to get the B pillar trim off. When removing the top half of the B pillar trim, pull the bottom out and then pull it down to get the top clip off. If you just pull it out, you will damage the top clip attachment to the trim.
1991 OCC 461 (.030 over 454) BBC, 3.23 posi, flash to pass, drop spindles & springs, Impala rims, Hydroboost, Recaros, MOMO/wood SW w/QR, custom wood shift knob, Pioneer DEH P77DH
1992 OCC now with 5.7 tbi, DEH P77DH
For a parts list, check https://www.impalassforum.com/vBulle...ion-parts.html
Last edited by Fred Kiehl; 01-22-2015 at 08:51 PM.