Question about 1999 Mercury Villager
When I pull the driver-side door closed, the latch mechanism does not hold the door latched. Electric lock operates, but the door still does not latch.
Has nothing to do with the electric lock opperation.A spring is off on the ratchet gear inside the latch.Have a mechanic fix this,it is literall a pain in the butt to even get to.Let alone replace or repair it.Good luck Brother.
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: driver sode door lock
The locking solenoid may need to be replaced, or the rod adjusted.
You will need to remove the door panel to watch the movement.
If the solenoid is not fully extending, it will require replacement.
It will look similar to this...
In the picture below, it will be #4
Check the locking mechanism is lubricated properly. Try spraying some penetrating oil in the mechanism (just above 3 in the diagram) Wait 10 minutes, and re-try.
If the actuator does not fully extend, it will need to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
SOURCE: Door latch frozen open
My 2000 Sable does it evey winter - all 4 doors. I have found spraying WD 40 into the latch on the door works quickly to allow you to close the door.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
if you here a noise that should mean the little motor (door lock actuator) thar works the door lock is getting power to it and it should be ok. sounds like when you changed the inside latch you must have disturbrd/disconnected the linkage or the clip that connects the lock actuator to the latch assembly(the female V-SHAPED mechanism that engages the POST/STRIKER (male part) its a little hard to name these parts so i am describing them to you. look insidethe door and see if you see any threaded RODS OR LINKAGES that are not connected at both ends.the noise youre hearing is most likely the door lock actuator "spinning"up and down but its unable to lock or unlock the door latch mechanism.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
if they work from the car door then you will need to have your remote battery checked, if it doesnt work from the car door then chances are there is a lose wire or connection. Also sometimes the knob can get bent and miss aligned. Simple checks are can you hear the the lock trying to lock when you push the button? Do you have two remotes, have you tried the second one?
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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