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99 cavalier drivers door wont latch without force

My drivers door latch wont latch... the problem is in the latch and not the bolt in the door frame, you can take a pencil or whatever and move the latch mechanism and it will move back and forth with no resistance or latching, ive cleaned it, oiled it messed with the attachment hardware with some minimal success but nothing is working

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  • jacob_i_elen Feb 15, 2009

    i can get it to latch but i have to slam the door as hard as i can

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    The spring that engages the latch rusts out and breaks. Mine just did the same thing. It'll have to be replaced.

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If there is no resistence to the latch then it will have to be replaced.

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