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I own a 1994 Jeep Cherokee and I cannot get the driver's door to close. I am thinking that the latch in the door is at the wrong angle. Does anybody have any solutions?

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You should change the hinge pins or even the hinges, they have worn and now the latch doesn't line up.

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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SOURCE: 97 Jeep Gnd Cherokee showing 'rear door ajar when liftgate closed

Inside the latch is 2 strips and a pin. the pin pushes the strips together. these strips bend and corrode the latch might not be turning to fully closed then the pin won't close the contacts. Spray Graphite lube in and work the latch with a screwdriver There is a plastic coating that might have worn thru on the latch finger The sensor is there for your safety Caravan's would eject passengers if latch is not secure. But that said bypass if all else fails.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Driver's side door not latching / closing

pull the outside handle and unlatch the latching assembly by hand by insertins a screwdriver where the striker would normally be if the door were closed - and pry out.

You can adjust the striker by loosening the bolts, and moving it in toward the cabin.

If the door itself is droopy, adjustments are made by the hinge by loosening the bolts and lifting up or down.

Multiple attempts will be necessary to get it just right.

Dont get frustrated if it doesnt fit properly in the 1st or second attempt.
Good Luck!!

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a new driver door latch for my Jeep Cherokee

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Hope this works for you

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: rear passenger door will not open

I bought my Cherokee new and until 06 I never had a problem with the doors. When 1 latch went all the others went shortly thereafter. You WILL HAVE to replace the latches. I've done all 4 doors and the rear latch. You can do it relatively easy but the latch NEEDS to be replaced. You may get it to work every now and then, but it will FAIL again, just replace it and you'll be happy.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar - rear driver power door latch stuck in shut/locked position; can't close the door since latch won't open to latch closed

put a screwdriver in the latch jaws and force it open

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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