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Toyota rav4 back door latch problem

Back door latch assembly jams and door won't close

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    Suej Mar 30, 2014

    The latch won't open as you close it and you have to pry it open. We thought it was the cold as we live in the Yukon. Toyota said it would be $500 for the assembly.Can we fix it more cheaply?

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Well, it could be something as simple as the latch mechanism needs to be lubricated. Spray some lub spray, wd 40, etc into the mechanism and work the latch a bit. Maybe that will work. You nver know!

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

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Remove the plastic cover to expose the gears for the door open/close mechanism.

There's a bunch of intricate plastic and metal parts in there, all coated with white grease. I used some 3-n-1 oil to lubricate everything in there thoroughly, In my case, there was one part that was a little void of grease, hence it "stuck" occasionally.

Test the system. If it's Okay, replace the plastic cover, and re-install the screws.

Now my Toyota Sienna 2005 door never fails to open or close.

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