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Door only closes when it is slammed real hard
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: how do you adjust door latchs
I don't think the problem is the door latches. Sounds more likely that the hinge pins are gone. You say you have to lift the door and slam it. When the hinge pins go the door will sag and you will need to lift it up to align with the striker pin on the door frame. Get a new set of hinges for your truck.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
pull the outside handle and unlatch the latching assembly by hand by insertins a screwdriver where the striker would normally be if the door were closed - and pry out.
You can adjust the striker by loosening the bolts, and moving it in toward the cabin.
If the door itself is droopy, adjustments are made by the hinge by loosening the bolts and lifting up or down.
Multiple attempts will be necessary to get it just right.
Dont get frustrated if it doesnt fit properly in the 1st or second attempt.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
I bought my Cherokee new and until 06 I never had a problem with the doors. When 1 latch went all the others went shortly thereafter. You WILL HAVE to replace the latches. I've done all 4 doors and the rear latch. You can do it relatively easy but the latch NEEDS to be replaced. You may get it to work every now and then, but it will FAIL again, just replace it and you'll be happy.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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