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    ive had this problem last year in the cold when i first bought the car too, the latch in the door jamb that locks/unlocks it is stuck and i cant close the door, llast year wd40 and a screwdriver would usually work but today i tried that and lithium grease and its still stuck, any ideas?

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    Did you use the spray lithium? I think it happens from the grease being old and dried out, and as it gets colder, it gets thicker. I would spray a gear oil or engine oil into it if you can once it's free, warm it up if you have to.

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    i used this lithium spray that solidifies once you spray it on so it turns to like a foam, my friend said to take a hair dryer and heat up the metal, idk im just pissed off at this right now lol

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    hold the door handle up as to open it, then pull the latch out, then grease it with real grease, work it in too.

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    now after i try all this, is there a reason this is happening? do i need to replace something?

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    it could be frozen from the cold. the hair dry idea cant hurt.

    or the latch is messed up inside the door. thaw it out good, grease it up good. see how it goes.

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    The latch on my GP did the same thing. I just pushed it back down with a finger tho.
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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    I dont think im gonna bother with it until tomorrow really lol its just irritating me

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    hair dryer and this special wd40 worked just hope it doesnt keep happening....probably will tho

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    There could be old dried out grease and dirt in there causing it to not move smoothly. If oil or grease doesn't work, you will have to clean it and re-grease. Maybe shooting brake clean in there wiping what you can and letting it dry and re-oiling will work.

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    Default Re: door wont shut? latch stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by 02NavyBlue View Post
    There could be old dried out grease and dirt in there causing it to not move smoothly. If oil or grease doesn't work, you will have to clean it and re-grease. Maybe shooting brake clean in there wiping what you can and letting it dry and re-oiling will work.
    sounds like a good idea if it happens more ill try that

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