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My rear passenger door will not close. It just

My rear passenger door will not close. It just keeps bouncing open. I've seen advice to spray with WD40 but I don't know exactly where - the outside handle, the inside handle, into the button, or take off the door (how?). Can anyone advise?

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Look on the very end ot the door you will see where the recieving latch is.This is where you spay.You need to make sure that the latch didn't fall into the closed position.You can look at the latches on the other doors to see what they look like in the open position.You can take a flat screwdriver to flip the latch back and forth while you hold the handle.

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Testimonial: "Saw what you meant & tried it & it worked - thank you! Any idea if it's likely to do again and if I need a new lock - or a constant supply of WD40?"

  • dogwood32 Jan 17, 2010

    Well lube will probibly last .May have had dirt or just a little frozen up.You may want to invest in something a little thicker than WD40.

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You may have flipped the latch down on the door unkowning. Look at the end of the door and find the latch the jaws should be open. If not hold up on outside door handle and take your finger and open jaws in the latch.

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Testimonial: "Tried your solution and it did work after a bit of spraying with WD40 - thank you! Any idea if I will need a new lock or if this should do the job? "

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