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Door wont shut

Our drivers side door wont shut. It looks like the latch isnt working

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  • hazard_syste Jan 01, 2009

    how do you push it back up?

  • hazard_syste Jan 01, 2009

    the handle is not moving the latch at all

  • hazard_syste Jan 01, 2009

    when i move the handle it is not moving it in and out

  • hazard_syste Jan 01, 2009

    yeah it moves without the handle but not all the way

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When the door was last Opened the latch must have caught on something and went to the Closed Position. Get a Pair of Pliers and on the Door Where the Latch is Pull it Back Down or Up whichever way that it goes. All makes are Different with This.

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  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 01, 2009

    Sometimes you can lift the Handle like you are getting in or Out and Move the Latch with your Fingers. Try and let me Know.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 01, 2009

    You need to move the Latch with Pliers or your Fingers while you are Operating the Door Handle.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 01, 2009

    Have you Tried Just using Pliers to move it and not moving the Handle?

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 01, 2009

    Ok Now we are getting some where. You are gonna have to work with it for a little bit. Pull it out with the Pliers and then Jiggle the handles Both inside and out until you get to where you need to be. Once you get it to Shut Properly Lock and Unlock the Doors and then Open it back up. Everything should be Fine.Let me Know!

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