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Door not closing

Door is not closing properly. Every time I close it, it will pop back open. Heard that if you pull the interior and exterior handles at the same time it would help. It didnt. Any more ideas on why it would not close properly

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With the door open, look at the latch mechanism.. it is usually a two finger item or a one finger item that hooks on the stud or heavy bar mounted on the body door facing..these fingers must be in alignment in order for the door to close..while working the door release try to reset thes fingers by opening them up by hand as wide as they will go..some are spring loaded and may pop back to preset position.. now if the door has been"sprung" it will need readjusted to fit the body of the car..(was there an accident with the car or did a gust of wind pull the door open?)..this issue can be addressed by a body shop...good luck..

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