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Re: Door wont shut
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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while holding the door handle up to open try to separate the fingers in the door latch if they wont separate.. the rods inside the door may have broken loose from the mechanism..this requires removal of the inner door panel to look at..
Check the latch itself (on the door) is in the open position, ans didn't accidentally flip to the closed position. This has to be open so it can fit over the stud in the door jamb, where it flips over the stud to latch the door. If so, while holding door handle (as if you were trying to open/unlatch door), flip latch open, with a finger or a screwdriver.
lube the latch up... go to the passengers side and examine the latch... you could use a screwdriver and OPEN the latch on the drivers' door by pulling the door handle and prying the latch to the open possition... and try to close it ... repeate.
Check the latch in the door, some times they will go back closed. to fix, grab a screw driver or something simular and put it where the latch is in the door, it will look as if there is a shallow hole. that is where the bolt or bar in the body goes to keep the door shut. anyway put the screw driver there and apply pressure away from the outside of the door and lift the door handle. this will let the latch release and you can push it all the way open.
try pulling the door handle a time or two, perhaps the latching mechanism is stuck in the latched position. sometimes pulling the handle and moving the latch with a screwdriver is needed. if this doesn't work then try lifting up on the door while shutting it, if this works then you need new door hinge bushings or new door hinges
child lock on should still let you open and close from the out side .
Make sure the door is unlocked and check to make sure the latch did not relatch it sef before shutting the door if it did take a screw driver and manualy open it by pulling the outer door handle and popping the latch back open with the screw driver. if this is not the case then most of theese problems can be fixed whith a can of WD-40 and just working the latch back and forth
make sure the latch is open, use a screw driver, stick it in the middle of latch where the striker would latch the door, now open handle as if your opening the door hold handle in that position and pull screwdriver out slide away from door to open the latch,latch might have closed it self, try that first, hope this helps.
take off the plastic door panel and then there should b some plastic paper covering move it aside and reach ur hand to the back of the door (your doing this blindly) pull the door hanle to find the rod, once you find it find the latch from the inside of the door now feel for a hole and find the end of the door handle rod and place the door handle rod in the hole firmly. this should work.
Spray inside the center door latch with WD40 or silicone lubricant. You might have to remove or partically remove the plastic shield cover the opening. It's the part the door latches too, spray all around inside there and that should allow the switch to release. the switch either dries out or gets dirty and sticks, the spay will loosen and clean it.