Re: door on driver side won't close- latch hitting
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
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Sounds like the door latch is stuck or broken. There is a gear in the side of the latch that turns when it hits the striker bolt on the door frame. You can try taking a screwdriver and pushing on the gear to see if it will move. You can look at one of the other doors to see how it is supposed to work.
Sounds like the door latch is not closing all the way, Try spraying some WD40 into the latch in the door where it hits the striker post. Hold the door handle up and bump the door shut and open while holding the handle up on the out side several times, This should loosen the latch up and the door should close and latch. The more you spray and work the door the better it should get. If not the latching mechanisim may need replaced. I hope I have help you sovle the alarm problem.
The latch may be "tripped". If you open the other door and look at the latch in the side of the door you may see the difference. Sometimes you can take a screwdriver and move the wheel in the latch back to "open" position. The wheel turns as the door hits the striker post.
sounds like the latch is broken or the latch catch is out of alignment. you can try and spray some teflon or silicone based lube on the latch and see if it is just sticking -- some lube goes along way on moving parts. also make sure the door is lining up proper and not hitting anywhere on the frame.
but I would try the lube first,, and then look into possibly replacing the latch.
Look at the end of the door where the latch is located. The latch may have flipped to the closed possition when the door was open.There is a U shaped piece that when the door hits the post on the door jam it flips up to hold the door shut.If you can get the passinger door open you can see what it looks like in the open position. If this is the problem just hold the door handle like you are opening the door and with a srew driver or even your finger you can push than U piece back down.To keep your door from freezing shut try putting sone silicone spray on a paper towl and wiping it on the rubber door seal.Spray a little on the door latch as well.
Any possibilities of coats, clothing brushing against dooor and INADVERTANTLY latching them closed ? OK heres how to open the latch. Make sure door lock is in the UNLOCK position. With one hand , lift and HOLD up, OUTSIDE door handle, while taking your pointer finger and flipping open the latch on the side of the door. VOILA Hope this helps