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The automatic rear hatch on my minivan will not shut and latch all the way i didnt know what i needed to adjust to fix it

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Take the inner door apart, and take out the lock mechanism. Chances are it is rusty. Clean it up, make sure all moving parts move, and oil it well. Put it back together and it should work.

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