DOOR NOT CLOSING
Why My Car Door Will Not Close
Step by step guide on how to repair an automotive car door that wont close. This article pertains to all vehicles.Tool and Supplies NeededBegin with the vehicle on level ground in park with the emergency brake on. - Open the door and inspect the door latch to see if the orientation of the clasp is in the closed or open position. - While holding the door handle in the "OPEN" position use a screwdriver or equivalent (Note: This operation is easy so almost anything can be used.) - Once the door latch clasp has been released the door will return to normal working order.On any car there are a few compartments that open and close at the will of the user. These compartments include car hood, doors, trunk, glove box and center-upper consoles. The one thing all of these compartments have in common is a latch mechanism that holds the lid, door or hood closed. Door latches contain a locking device that allow the user to lock the operation of the latch. On the opposite side of all latches is the "striker" which is the part where the latch holds onto when closed. This latch mechanism is designed to hold the striker within the latch clasp. When the clasp is released, the striker is free to move allowing the the door to open. For the latch to work properly the alignment of the striker is crucial. Occasionally when a latch is opened it can have a "rebound" effect that can sometimes close the latch the second it opens. When a "rebound" occurs the door, hood or truck opens but the latch is now closed and will not except the striker and will not allow the door, hood or lid to close. This means the latch will have to be opened before it will reconnect to the striker.