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that would happen to me and my sisters almost regularly when I was younger. Simply pull the greasy latch open with your finger while operating the door latch that would normally open the door. If its too tough for a finger, which it should not be and never was for me then you could use a screwdriver to pry it, but obviously nothing will happen if you do not pull the door latch at the same time.
if you talking about door latch wont let door close.try to reset all door locks.first if you cant get door close.work unlock button with remote or door switch.then hold open door handle while you flat screw driver pull up latch in door latch should stay up so door will close.once get door close.try resetting all door locks by sitting inside vechicle with all doors close.remove key from ignition.open drivers door.wait 24 seconds.turn ignition switch on and back to lock position 3 times.press and release drivers door courtesy light 3 times.ensure doors lock and unlock.if not wait 40 seconds and repeat procedure.if this procedure fails. you have problem in the door latch and lock mechanism inside the door itself.
Just a suggestion as I have seen this before--with door open pull up on outside handle and in door there is a curved latch that can be pulled open with a screwdriver---the hook is likely closed and with opening pressure on the outside handle you should be able to snap it open so the door will close properly---often happens if someone snaps it by accident closed (the hook latch).
With the door open and unlocked, put something like a screwdriver into the hole of the latch (the part that closes on the pillar striker). Open the door handle while appling outward pressure on the latch, it should open fully, and work normally again.
Drivers side door will not close because, it might have dropped out of alignment and is sagging down slightly!!! or if it has electric door locks, and someone in the family has failed to mention door locks were activated while that one door was still open!!! now lock mechanism has passed it's normal stopping place and is now stuck, therefore already locked and not allowing door to close all the way!! you might try disconnecting battery then try jiggling the lock, and hope silenoid didn't get burned out, open passenger door and look at lock latch, then check drivers side lock latch!!! if your lucky lock latch should unlock when battery is hooked back up. i have seen this problems happen often on older vehicles!!! especially on cars or trucks that have been in fender benders.........body shops know what to check for, they fix problems like this often!!!!! Good luck!!
I am assuming that the door latch is stuck in the closed position... while the door is actually open already..
This would cause the latching mechanism to appear faulty.
Take a screwdriver and pop out the latching arm while pulling on the door handle...
Once it is unlatched... you should beable to get it to catch when you close the door...
If this is not the case , then please elaborate and we will try to get you Fixed up again.
There are long linkage rods from the inside handle to the latch assembly. There should be an adjustment on these links. Too tight keeps latch from locking, too loose it won't unlatch. Use a screw driver or rod to trip the latch asm so you don't have to keep opening and closing the door. Also if it sticks closed and won't unlatch, the door won't be locked closed on you.
I am taking a chance on this one because I am not sure if you mean the latch won't latch close or the door won't close. I base my answer on the door won't close one.....
With a large Philips screwdriver on the door insert the screw driver where the latch pin would be if it did close. ( You are trying to replicate the door latch post. Hold the driver there strong and have someone go thru the motions of opening the door. The screwdriver will lift the door lach up as the door is pulled away. Remove the screwdriver and close the door.
You have now just reset the latch towhere it should be.
The problem would have been the door thinks it is closedso the latch is down now. Follow the above and that resets it to be working.