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The latch will not push in as the door closes.

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U will need to buy a can of spray white grease and clean and then lubricate all the tracks the door channels on as well as all the latches for the door, this will cure the issue in most cases, did allot of these while working at a Ford dealer.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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It sounds like one of the door handles is not returning alowing the pawl to latch, Lubricate, the latch assembly, making sure you work the inner and outer door handles. Also roll the window all the way down, and look down through the slot to see if you can get some spray lube at the back side of the latch, if so lube again while working the handles. Spray the pivot pionts and sliders on the handles.

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Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar - rear driver power door latch stuck in shut/locked position; can't close the door since latch won't open to latch closed

put a screwdriver in the latch jaws and force it open

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: front door latch on astro won't allow door to close

use a large screwdriver,tire iron or a wooden spoon[?] inserted into the 'hole'between the latch levers,where the post should be.lift door latch as if to open door,pull/pry latch 'ears' open.if they don't stay in place when opened fully,latch may be broken.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Volvo V70 - can't

I HAVE A Volvo v70 2005 Everything is dead on the passenger door. no centre lock or window actuvation. The bad part I cannot open the door ( I think when there is no electric to the door the ded bolt keeps the door locked. How to get the door open so I can take the trim panel off to see why there a problem

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I think what has happened is that the door latch (the one in the door) has somehow closed and won't let the door shut normally.
Here's how it works. The door latch consists of two major parts. One is the short, round metal tube thing that is attached to the car body about halfway up where the door shuts. Inside the door there is a latch in a slot that lines up with round metal tube thing when you shut the door. I think what has happened is the latch has closed, not allowing the door latch to slide over the metal tube thing and close completely. If you look at the latch in the door slot you'll (hopefully) see what I mean. Now how to fix it.
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Please re-post with any questions.

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