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The latch on my sunfire is down and i cant close my door, i tryed lifting it up with a screw driver but its stuck what can i do?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    pull the door panel and revove the latch to see what is wrong with it, but most likely u will need to get a new one.

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Sounds like it's wore out. try pulling up on the handle at the same time your lifting the latch with a screw driver. that should work. then spray some w-d 40 on it. good-luck

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