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My car Ford Figo door doesnt want to close because thought the problem was the latch but it doesnt seem to be because the door hundle is loose

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SOURCE: drivers door will not close.latch

lock assembly

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 99 Cavalier driver door wont close when cold

In my case the latch mechanism was frozen. The best bet for that is to allow it to be heated; hair dryer or something then put WD40 or something on it until i get a new one

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver's side door not latching / closing

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.
Good Luck!!

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a broken hood latch and the hood is down

I think your cable came loose from the latch. try to see it through the grill, maybe you can get to it with a long flat tip screwdriver

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 3rd door latch broken or disconnected. will not open.

Take the handle off the third door with the two screws and look up in there with a light and see if the arms are off or just whats going on.. Holler if you need more. Jerry

Posted on May 13, 2009

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So I close my car driver side door and it automatically says on the dash board that my door is open?? Any suggestions on what might be wrong. Its a 2011 Ford edge if that helps at all. thanks


Your door ajar system is tied into the door latch mechanism. if the door still appears to close tightly, and the door latch works properly, then you may need to adjust or replace the latch, though ford has listed a cleaning procedure for the latch that involves using a tool to test latch position and manually closing the latch (while door is OPEN) using a screwdriver 10-20x and monitoring to see if the latch consistently shows CLOSED and OPEN when it should.
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What are you working on? Ford made a number of different types of door latches over the years. Include some info on you specific vehicle in your post.

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