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Drivers door latch will not engage door striker. it hits striker but will not stay over center and door closer does not activate

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Well, look and see if the striker has slipped back, then, look at the latch, it might be engaged if it is, stick a screw driver in it and pull the handle to release it using the screw driver as the striker.

Posted on May 28, 2011

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