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97 Saturn passenger side front door

I cannot get the latching mechanism to work on my passenger side front door. I have cleaned it, lubed it, nothing works. If you look at the driver's side door, when you open it and then manually push the latching mechanism down, it clicks. However this is NOT happening with the passenger doors latching mechanism is moved down into the closed position, therefore, I think that the mechanism is the problem, but cannot be for certain....Help Please!! I cannot afford a new car at this time, so fixing it is my only solution, I just don't know if I can fix it or a shop needs to perform the repair. Need to keep repair costs to a minimum....thanks!

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Sounds like the spring has gone bad.the spring pulls it open when you pull the handel.or has come un done. if the spring is gone it should move freely.if not some grease should do

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