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How long will it take to replace door latch?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Depending on the vehicle and if the door can open from the inside. The labor is roughly about 1.5 hours. It may be more on some vehicles and models. I'd suggest adding in your car's...
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Door remains ajar no matter how hard we slam it.
Hey there. You should look at the door latch and the striker to see if you see excessive wear on the striker or if the plastic covering on the latch has been worn off. If they are worn, then the...
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Closing a hood
Hello. Some hoods will require the extra push to latch completely. The manual recommendation may not always work since you are talking about a mechanical latch that is no different to a door latch. If it will not latch for...
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My door will not latch closed. 2003 Ford Taurus
Hi there. It sounds like the latch assembly is freezing up. This commonly occurs in cold weather if the latch is old and if there is any debris built up in the latch. In some cases cleaning it out with...
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My car seems to be having one huge glitch after the door was slammed extremely hard
Hi there. You should look at the door latch and the latch striker to see if there is anything visually wrong with the latch contacts with the plastic covers. Then inspect the striker to see if it is damaged or...
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When its cold my car door won't shut
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your door latch mechanism may be getting stuck, perhaps due to the cold weather. You may be able to apply some sort of lubricant to the mechanism that may remedy the...
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Rear drivers door wont shut 2006 exinox
You need to check and make sure the latch is in the open position by holding up handle and using a screwdriver to open up latch. If latch is open then check to make sure the striker did not move...
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Interior driver's side door latch is broken
Hello, thanks for writing in. In order to give you a proper information you will need to supply the vehicle year, make, and model to us. Otherwise we cannot give you a procedure or quote. Feel free to resubmit another...
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The hatch on the vehicle will not open unless both the lever and hatch are pulled up at the same time.
You will need to inspect the rear hatch when it is open. Check the left and right side to see if the two rubber stop bumpers are present. These rubber bumpers can be adjusted outwards to put pressure on the...
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The door latch mechanism seems to be broken and will not allow the door to open. How do I open the door to replace it?
Hi! You can access the lock mechanism by removing the inner door panel. This should allow you to open the door. This may be difficult to do! If you are looking for some extra help, a certified technician from YourMechanic...
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How do I open a driver's side door when the closing latch is broken?
If the latch itself, the one bolted to the inside of the door, will not grab the hook on the car body, then the latching mechanism may be the part that needs to be replaced. Sometimes dirt and grime can...
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Battery died. Now can't get into my car to pop the hood and charge it.
Hi there. The car could have made the door latches locked out. This prevents the doors from opening during an event of power loss during an accident. This happens, but the mechanical key should still open the doors. If the...
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How much should a service cost for replacing interior door latches on a 2013 Nissan Altima?
Hi there. When it comes to finding out how much to charge a customer, the best thing to do is call the dealership and ask for the labor prices, call a local shop and ask for the labor prices, and...
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How long will it take to fix a 97 chevy 1500 door latch?
Hi there. It can take anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on the experience the person has on replacing the door latch. If the person replacing the door latch is not experienced, then give about...
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My door wont open inside and out
Hello, thank you for writing in. The airbag and the door latch issue are very likely two separate issues. Concerning the handle, you need to focus on the latch mechanism itself. Both inside and outside handles have their own connections...
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Door latch rod broke
You may need to have a locksmith or a mechanic with lockout tools get into the door with lockout tools so the lock on the latch can be lifted to unlock the door. Once open then the door panel can...
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Glove box latch broken, pull glove box out and fix it!
Hi there. Open up the glove box and remove all the stuff inside it. Then use a small screwdriver and remove the clips by pulling them towards the rear of the car and then turn them into the glove box....
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I have a Broken fuel door latch and it doesn't look good 馃槩
To repair the fuel door latch, open the trunk up and remove the side covering panel where the fuel door would be located at. There you will see the the fuel door latch with a harness on it. Remove the...
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After I got a passenger window installed by Safelite all my doors and trunk keep rapidly locking and unlocking while there is power.
The wiring in the door could be shorted to the door or they may not be hooked up properly. If the wiring is good, then the BCM (Body Control Module) may need to be flashed (reprogrammed). If you need further...
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What door latch will work on my 1991 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 engine. The original locks have been discontinued.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several options including new, used, and similar parts. You can purchase one used online or from your local junk yard depending on what you have available around you. This is usually your...

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