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#1048228 - 02/16/17 02:00 AM Door won't close (latch stuck close)  
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My driver door won't close, where the door is supposed to close seems rotated, blocking the door from closing... pics here https://goo.gl/photos/tGgu4mEfzZQxM8wV9

Is it the cable that needs to be replaced?

#1048229 - 02/16/17 02:12 AM Re: Door won't close (latch stuck close) [Re: dmeow]  
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If you hold the door handle in the up position while you rotate the door latch hook upward this should unlatch the door mech. The latching mech may be worn out, broke, but this should allow you to close the door if the latch remains in the open position after rotating the latch.
Bob

#1048233 - 02/16/17 04:36 AM Re: Door won't close (latch stuck close) [Re: dmeow]  
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Cool, Will try this tomorrow, thank you!

#1048267 - 02/17/17 08:41 AM Re: Door won't close (latch stuck close) [Re: dmeow]  
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Sadly it didn't work. This mean s I'll have to replace the latch mechanism? (is this what it is called?)

#1048279 - 02/17/17 02:54 PM Re: Door won't close (latch stuck close) [Re: dmeow]  
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That used to happen on my brother's Jeep. Did you try prying it with a screwdriver?

#1048289 - 02/17/17 10:50 PM Re: Door won't close (latch stuck close) [Re: dmeow]  
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Yeah I did, with the handle up as well. The thing won't budge an inch, seems like it somehow rotated inward and is stuck there.

#1048295 - 02/18/17 12:57 AM Re: Door won't close (latch stuck close) [Re: dmeow]  
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Silly to say but do you have the door lock knob pulled up?
Bob


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