Author Topic: Door won’t close properly  (Read 454 times)


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Door won’t close properly
« on: 26 March 2018, 03:09 AM »

I had the drivers side that would not close all the way, just the first click. No matter how hard one tries to shut it, it won’t close up !

Now I have the rear passenger side doing the same thing!! It’s doing my head in!!

Any pointers, suggestions as to why this has occurred??




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Re: Door won’t close properly
« Reply #1 on: 27 March 2018, 10:07 AM »
Could be worn hinges, or look at the latch and see if there is still a rubber ring around the hole. They wear or crumble and then things get hard. You can also adjust the latch position.

Also a good lube job to the entire latch mechanism could help. Spray white lithium grease.
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