1995 chevrolet 2500 4x4 driver door latch operation can't shut do
I have a 1995 chevrolet 2500 4x4 pickup. some part in the door broke and i cannot get the piece that latches around the peg on the door frame down to shut the door, i have tried pulling the door handle inside and out and the part still won't move. the lock is frozen too and won't move.
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Re: 1995 chevrolet 2500 4x4 driver door latch operation...
I think you need to replace the latch assm. The 2 arms that grab the peg are spring loaded and if those springs break the arms won't grab. First try holding the outside door handle in the 'open' position and with your finger or a screwdriver see if you can release the 2 arms. If you can, but they fall back down, then they don't have any spring tension. With your frozen 'lock', if you mean the door lock cylinder you can try spraying wd-40 into it to lubricate it. Also, if your key is worn that may cause the lock cylinder to bind. Hope this helps.
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TRY SPRAYING SOME WD-40 ON THE LATCH! MN DOES GET EXTREMELY COLD IN THE WINTER! MOISTURE CAN GET IN THE LATCHES, AND CAUSE THEM TO STICK! IT IS RECOMMENDED TO SPRAY A LUBRICANT LIKE WD-40 IN ALL LATCHES (I.E. HOOD, DOORS, AND TRUNK, TO KEEP THEM FREE OF RUST, AND DEBRIS!
I am assuming that the door latch is stuck in the closed position... while the door is actually open already..
This would cause the latching mechanism to appear faulty.
Take a screwdriver and pop out the latching arm while pulling on the door handle...
Once it is unlatched... you should beable to get it to catch when you close the door...
If this is not the case , then please elaborate and we will try to get you Fixed up again.
Get a can of a spray lubricant such as WD-40 or Rust Check and spray inside the latch. Move the can around so that the spray gets everywhere on the latch and then close the door repeatedly. You may have to do this a few times to get it freed up but it should work. If it doesn't then you will have to replace the latch. Hope this helps.
You may need a new latch assembly. Tr y prying a screwdriver in the old lock to see if it will fully closed upon forcing it. If it does latch you do need a new one. They generally wear out if the door hinges need attention or replaced. If the hinges are not tended too in about a year the latch wears out too
never shut the door to test and always remove ign key as sometimes door lock automaticly,as to why doors will not open did you refit the connection from handle to the lock little metal rod with a plastic clip to hold it on ??assuming it has one as i have never seen a chevrolet only an astro van here in spain .to test without shutting door use a screwdriver to close the mechanism .sorry i couldnt be more helpful