Q: Car latch sticking

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it is hard to open and close
My car has an automatic transmission.

The reason most latches start to bind is due to the door hinge getting worn. When this happens it will allow the door to sag down and put pressure on the latch.

You should have the door hinges inspected and replaced as needed. If the latch and striker is worn then replace them also.

If you’d like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come diagnose the issue with your door and help you fix it accordingly.

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