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Driver side door will not shut and it appears that the door lock is misaligned

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Awesome it worked I have been trying to shut door all nite!!thanks a million

Posted on Dec 09, 2008


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Sound like your might have a bad door hinge open the door and grap the door and see if it move up and down ,, any lattral movment is a bad hinge ,, otherwise your lock can be ajusted by the toruqe screws on the lock

Posted on Aug 16, 2008


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Hello there RealPGMR,

What a coincidence, this just happened to a neighbor of mine.

In her case the locking mechanism had closed without being in the door.

Take a closer look at the lock jaws.
Are they open or closed?
If it's hard to tell, compare to the other door.
They should be open enough to accept the post on the door frame

If this seems to be the case, to fix it:

  • Get a screwdriver, don't use your finger.
  • Stand inside the door
  • Make sure it's unlocked
  • Stick the screwdriver where the post on the door frame would normally go.
  • Pull the door handle like you were trying to open the door while at the same time pulling the screwdriver towards you.
  • The jaws should release. The door should close.
If this is not the case, we can check the alignment of the mechanism. Let me know either way.

Remember: Good things come to those who Rate.


Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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