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Latch is stuck and door won't close on 1997 pontiac sunfire? How can I repair this?

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    i need to remove my door skin

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    A screw driver won't do anything to help. Wondering if there is a child safety latch installed or something.

  • candacedeper Jan 09, 2009

    My husband went outside to warm the car but after he opened the door. The latch got stuck and the door would not close. He then opened the passengers side to get and idea of what it should look like so he could try to fix the driver's side and now that latch is stuck. This happened yesterday. What do we do?

  • Craig Ward
    Craig Ward Jan 22, 2009

    doors wont latch 1999 sunfire

  • Craig Ward
    Craig Ward May 11, 2010

    i tried the screw driver,did not work

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    rear hatch will not pull closed



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Where door latches on car get a screw driver and pop latch back in the up possion right now your latch is down like your door is closed

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