My son recently slammed the drivers side door of my 2005 Chevy Aveo and now the handle wont open the door from the inside. The aveo has manual locks. I've taken the door panel off successfully but I'm having trouble putting the door handle rod back into the linkage. The end of the rod is "hooked" shape and should hook into something. The problem is that the metal portion of the door frame is covering up the linkage so I can't see what I'm doing. I also dont have a schematic diagram of the drivers side door panel so I have nothing to go from. Can anyone help?
I have one other problem as well. I can't press down the door lock manually when the drivers side door is open. I can press down the door lock manually from inside the vehicle but not when the door is open. What could be the problem and how do I fix it? Thanks!