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1997 Jeep cherokee back door latch....was difficult to open requiring multiple tugs, and now won't open at all.

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The latch on the gate holds and locks itself on a peg on the floor panel. These are adjustable and after time can move causing the problems you have now.

You may have to get in the boot / trunk and remove the inner panel to access the lock internally to open but try this first:

Pull up latch handle and keep holding it up until open, shoulder firmly the backdoor as if you are trying to close it hard, it should click, then pull open.

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Have a 97 jeep cherokee 8 cylinder, car starts hard, if I flutter the pedal it will fire up and run strong, but there is no low idle and will not remain running. Even if I let the engine warm up there is no low idle after that? I have never had a problem with this car starting in the cold before, just starting to get cold again now, and wont stay running, any suggestions?

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