The hook portion or the latch is probably flipped up. If you lift the exterior handle up and take a pen or reasonable facsimile, you can flip it back. Post your results.
Should someone "accidently" push down the latch, which freezes, the door won't latch or close. Pulling the outside door handle and using the pen or straight tool at the same time will release all latches!!
If the latch is flipped down, as it was on my 2000Firebird, then simply lifting the inner or outer latch handle may not work. My car has power door locks and I could not get the latch to release no matter how many times I cycled the lock/unlock switch. I found that I had to unlock the door with the key first, then lifting the handle worked! I don't know how the latch got "thrown" initially, but I found the seatbelt buckle stuck in the doorjamb, and I had locked the car using the keychain fob. My point is this: It will help to try and figure out what was occurring when the problem might have happened. , and Good Luck!
The door latch will need replaced.
To fix a trunk latch that is stuck open, the teeth on the lock may have to be adjusted so the trunk will close. It is also possible that the cable for the trunk latch is broken. To fix the gas cap door latch may require a little bending and adjusting with a pair of pliers.
I will assume you mean it will not latch. If the lock hasn't been damaged it's probably just dry. Spray the latch where you can see it in the edge of the door with a spray lubricant such as WD40.
remove enter door panel. check the latch rod from handle to keeper spring latch (lock). either bent or detached. end.
Hi. I've had this problem with our van. You will have to remove the inside door panel. The rod going from the handle to the door latch has come loose. There is a plastic lock that holds the rod to the door latch. Your auto bodyshop should have this plastic lock. Good Luck
First remove the Door panel on the vehicle and make sure any of the lock or handle rods are not broken or diaconected. Secondly if that's not the problem you may have a broken door latch. Price varies per brand name on parts but it should not be a huge fix.
Try spraying the latch mechanism with WD-40. Work the latch a few times and then spray it again.
To fix the 300m latch, you will need to remove the inner door panel. After the door panel has been removed, then you can check the door latch components to determine what has broken and how to best repair it.
When a door latch doesn't click into position, it usually means the latch and the strike plate are out of alignment. Tighten its hinge screws, then try adjusting the strike plate by loosening its screws and shifting it slightly.Try to put a wood into the damaged door space so you can lock the door.
i dont know how to fix it so you tell me how to fix it
you just have to push up on the latch
If the door latch on a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer is broken on the car frame, a new latch might have to be welded in. The old door latch will have to be cut out with a torch. If the latch is broken on the door, a new door might be cheaper than welding in a new latch.
check the pull rod from the inside door handle to the door latch. You have to remove the inner door panel. But first, check the switch on the edge of the door to make sure the child safety lock is not engaged. These were designed to prevent kids from opening the door. there should be a little pin switch close to the actual door latch.
Remove door panel and replace latch mechanism
hold open your door handle and push the lock back in to place where the jaws clamp on to the door post
The most common fault in Ford power door locks is the acuator itself. It is located in the door, near the door latch assembly. It is usually held in place with one rivet, and has a linkage attached to the lock mechanism.
get a hinge replacement kit for that door. its the door sagging NT the latch.
If it is the same as mine look for a door latch assembly, that's is what is wrong on mine but I don't know whether yours is broken or not.
lift door handle, using screwdriver, move latch forward....will open
Remove the lock and fit another one. Once you remove the handles and driveshaft it will be apparent how to remove the latch mechanism.
To fix a door latch already in the locked position, first you pick the lock. Actually you many not need to do that unless there is only one door into the room. What you will do will depend on the type of lock. If the lock is in the door handle, there may be a small rectangular indentation underneath the door handle. If there is, put a small screw driver in it and take push it in. While it is pushed in pull out the door handle. You will then see the unit that goes into the hole in the door jam. It will have a place that you can pull back with a screwdriver. Pull it back and then you should be able to open the door. If the lock is one that will not work and you are inside. There should be some screws in the lock itself that you can unscrew and do the same thing. There are also solvents available at hardware stores that you can squirt into difficult locks that will let them open with a key.
Get a new door, or retainer latch.
If it's the lock itself and not the latch, you might as well replace the lock.
Hello, On your typical situation you want to find out for sure if its the door latch. If so a replacement can be purchased on eBay for around 30-40 dollars. A common problem for the Volvo 850 S70 Series is the latch becomes in operate able and the only fix is a new or used latch/lock. But be sure to diagnose it correctly as the latch as it could also be the other things as well such as loose or unaligned latch or something obstructing the closer of the door.