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1991 ford door will not shut completely

The rubber tubes on the latch part attached to the door( on the actual body of the car)came off and 1991 ford explorer will not shut tight

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Happened to mine...wrap a few layers of duct tape around it..It gives it the lift and cushion to re-align the door..works like it is brand new.smooth and quiet shut.

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