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Q: Sliding door cable snapped

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The passenger sliding door cable snapped when trying to close the door, and now I can only open the door a tiny bit.

A: Hello. If you heard a loud noise, and your ...

Hello. If you heard a loud noise, and your door can no longer open all the way, that may be a sign that the linkage, or perhaps the latches within the door failed. I would recommend having the door inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine the exact nature of the problem.

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