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The drivers door on my 96 achieva won't close?!?

The lock on the drivers side won't latch the door closed. I have tried to pry it open and tried to push it closed it will not budge either way.

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If the striker in the door-jam isn't damaged then look/inspect the door latch. It may be damaged and/or rusty, causing it to fail.

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