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Q: Door won't lock right

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Car door won't lock securely.

Hi there. There is a rod that goes from the outside of your door handle to about 4 inches from your locking mechanism. Putting pressure on this rod will free the locking mechanism to free it of any obstruction. The spring, overtime tends to get worn out causing it not to engage your door lock. I would have a mechanic diagnose your door locks to determine what repairs are needed.

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