Question about 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

2 Answers

Driver's side door not latching / closing

Driver's side door's hinges are not tight as they used to be. Door was at a slight angle, but the door could previously close after slamming the door.

Now, the latch appears stuck in the lock position and won't give an inch to allow the door to close. Door is at a worse downward angle than before as well, but still won't latch when lifting the door to line up the pivot and groove.

Pivot in door doesn't appear to move when unlocking the doors either by button, auto-unlock keyfob, or manual key.

Can't hold the door as closed as possible all the time.

Thoughts?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    my door on the drivers side don,t lock all the way

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    i have the same problem. a far a the adjustment of the door the mecanic put a piece of wood in the door and slammed it this realigned the hinges but as far as the latch i can't seem to find where to puchase it

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    dodge caravan driver side door latch stuck locked position unable close go down 3f

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 18 Answers

I think that the blazers have no adjustment on the hinge. you will need to get a set of replacment hinge pins, these usually come with new bushings as well.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 15,935 Answers

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

So I close my car driver side door and it automatically says on the dash board that my door is open?? Any suggestions on what might be wrong. Its a 2011 Ford edge if that helps at all. thanks


Your door ajar system is tied into the door latch mechanism. if the door still appears to close tightly, and the door latch works properly, then you may need to adjust or replace the latch, though ford has listed a cleaning procedure for the latch that involves using a tool to test latch position and manually closing the latch (while door is OPEN) using a screwdriver 10-20x and monitoring to see if the latch consistently shows CLOSED and OPEN when it should.
If pushing the door closed after its already closed causes the lamp to turn off, an adjustment of the latch may help, or cleaning the latch contacts may also help. If the door never shows latched regardless of how hard it is pushed, it may be a defective latch, or a wiring problem (Door wires sometimes break in the door harness between the door and the side of the dashboard when the harness enters the vehicle).

Feb 24, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My drivers door will not close in cold weather


spray penetrating oil into door latch mechanism, all angles and holes, up and down and keep working door open and close. It is dry and gummed up. a good maintenance procedure for all doors, hinges, and especially tailgate mechanisms. once you have a poorly latched tailgate open going down the road, and loose your cargo, you will learn to notice when things are not latching properly!

Feb 17, 2015 | 2008 Jeep Patriot 2.4

2 Answers

Cabin air filter location 2003 nissan altima


the cabin air filter is behind the glove box .take the car to mr lube because it is tricky.

Jun 19, 2014 | 2003 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Toyota door lock


Hi John, If the latching mechanism is in the locked position, does it open when either of the handles are pulled? If it is not opening you may need clean and service the linkages and the latching mechanism or replace the latch. The locking mechanism inside the latch is is an off center sort of horse shoe shape. If it is closed you will see a bar which will be in an almost vertical position, and it should release when either of the door handles is operated. If it is failing to lock, (which I am suspecting), the latch will be at an angle of about fifty degrees. If that is the case, using a Philips (star screw driver) push the latch back to find out if it is latching. If it does, use either of the handles to release it again. If it fails to hold in the closed position, the linkages from the release handles may be fouled, damaged or disconnected. If everything is correct in those areas, the latch may need replacement. Check that first, let me know how you get on and if we need to go further and carry out a replacement, which will mean removing the door panel, and the mechanism let me know so we can go through it together. Regards John

Jan 18, 2013 | 2000 Toyota Avalon

2 Answers

Driver side door does not close. Latch broken and door sits down below catch on body of car.


may need new hinges on door and body of vehicle, if so it is about 600 -700 to replace , may be able to get new bushing and pins , without replacing hinges

Sep 09, 2010 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Driver Door Adjustment


Remember that there is a little play in the hinges, even new ones, enough that just a slight degree of play at the hinge axis will result in several fractions of an inch movement at the latching end of the door. The key here (assuming the lower hinge is still mounted at factory height with respect to latch) is to adjust the angle of the hinge's axis such that the latching mechanism is 1/2 inch higher than the stiker plate BEFORE tightening down the hinge's mounting bolts, then when you remove your support holding up the latch end of the door it should sag back down approx 1/2 inch and line up perfectly with the latch plate. I used to do this on an old '79 Monte Carlo I used to have and even being the smallest of the Monte's, it still had fairly long, heavy doors for back then even and could get the doors to shut/latch perfectly. I own a VUE now-a-days and its door's are featherweights by comparison so they should be fairly easy to adjust and you shouldn't have to tighten the @#$% out of the mounting bolts during the adjustment, just make sure you tighten them good when the alignment turns out correct upon final inspection.
If your adjustment sags again after shutting the door a few times, then you didn't tighten down the hinge mounting bolts enough and will have to go through the adjust procedure again making sure to tighten things up better the 2nd time around.

May 26, 2009 | 2004 Saturn VUE

1 Answer

Driver door will not close properly>


These things can be a pain, cause I have one... Have you adjusted the striker mechanism? Your adjustments are basically the striker and the door hinges. It is possible that you have worn door hinge pin(s). You may need to adjust the hinges. Rick

Apr 15, 2009 | 1990 GMC C1500

1 Answer

2008 F-350 Super Duty Super Cab doors Rattle


sure :while not hearing of any going bad on something that new(08)
ford allways has had a problem with door hinge pins wearing
and not allowing latch to line up hence it does'nt close tight and rattles

simple sat. day fix for you and a buddy
obtain new hinge bushings (brass) from NAPA
or other store have buddy raise edge of door tap out old bushings with pin punch and hammer ALL FOUR) tap in new ones use a plastic punch if possible to save dammage to new ones
take red crayon and put a line on top and bottom of latch pin shut door and open again What crayon line is missing
top line loosten bottom door hinge move up slightly tigthen bolts
Bottom line missing adjust bottom hinge down then repeat test
till both crayon lines are still there
door is now centered
it won't rattle now
closes easyier too

Mar 21, 2009 | 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty DRW SuperCab

1 Answer

Driver side door has play, hitting catch


Most car doors are adjustable to some degree.
I assume from your description that the latch is misaligned so the stationary part is too high.
That part is normally slightly adjustable.
If you loosen the screws holding it to the door frame, you'll find that it can be shifted in all compass directions.

Frankly, Ford had a commercial years ago showing a production line behind the speaker that stuck forever in memory.
I recall that it was a Mustang of the era and the worker had a 2X4 under the lip of the door postioned at about 45 degrees, with the other end resting on the lower door frame and he was prying up and trying the door as he worked.
It looked pretty primitive and not something I would have let the outside world see.

If, after you can adjust the stationary latch so the door closes properly, check the alignment of the door when closed.
If it is too far out of alignment, you might try the hinges to see if they too have some range of adjustment.
If it is not well-centered in the opening, you may have seals that aren't tight any more.

Supposedly, modern vehicles are so precisely built that such slop shouldn't be necessary.
Maybe it isn't . . . on Toyotas.

Jun 29, 2008 | 2003 Pontiac Montana

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Chevrolet Blazer Logo

546 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...