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Door on driver side won't close- latch hitting

Was looking a door and flipped ;
latch - now it hits post and i can't get door to close

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  • mattfeatha20 Mar 23, 2009

    i have the same problem but i have a 1977 gmc c1500. i saw the latch wd 40'ed it ...flipped it upwards. and after that i coldnt flip back down or close the door.

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Pull on the door handle as if to open the door and pop the latch back open with a screwdriver and you should be good to roll

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The reason it gets stuck up is that it's as if you shut the door, so it naturally wouldn't just go back down when you push on it. If it did that would mean your door would fly open and wouldn't stay latched shut when you drive. All you have to do is pull up on the outside handle while pushing down on the latch to simulate exactly what you do when you open the door and it'll go down easily

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

  • kari_reicher Dec 02, 2010

    I just did this...thanks!!!!!

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