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How do you fix or unstick the latch mechanism at the back part of the sliding door on a 1992 Astro It got pushed up in the closed position while open and now you can't shut the door?

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2007-06-26 21:39:55

This happens occasionally on my '96 van, especially on uneven

ground. Look at the very bottom of the lower slider. There is a

small piece of metal which will pivot fore and aft. Push it in and

the door should release and close. The metal piece is only about 1"

X 1/4 " and is silver colored. Just keep trying to move all the

little parts at the bottom of the slider and you'll eventually find

the one that moves. Annie


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