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How can you repair a car door that does not close or lock if it is aligned properly?

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2011-09-13 05:18:19
2011-09-13 05:18:19

make sure that the latching mechanism is open and not closed.. that's the part that is shaped like a c where the door meets the striker(the nob that sticks out from the car) if its closed it would be like running into a closed door.. when open it should close around it correctly..if not you may need to replace the nob. Not expensive either.

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