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Old 05-11-2009, 10:29 PM
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hmmm...looking at the catch, I suspect the door is out of alignment forwards and is binding on the catch. This might be a body shop job to re-align the door and they might suggest a latch replacement at the same time.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:43 AM
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I had an old '76 Dodge Royal Monaco when I was in high school (well it wasn't so old then). The rear door would not open when I bought it from the inside. I took off the door panels and just cleaned up the linkage and oiled it. It has spend many o years driving on gravel roads and the dust had gummed up the linkage and mechanisms enough that they wouldn't work. After a good cleaning and oiling they worked like new.
Did it see a lot of gravel?
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I have an opposite problem. The LH rear 1/2 door bottom latch does not close at all. Only the upper latch closes and holds both doors closed...
I tried to move the latch mechanism with my finger, and it seems it has a spring broken or sth, because there is no resistance in either way...
Can anyone recommend an online store to look for a new one? So far I have had no luck. The only latch offered is the hood latch. The same thing with ebay...
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I ended up soaking the bottom latches with tons of penetrating oil, leaving it overnight and then placed a block of wood against the inside of the door by the lower latch and was able to persuade it to open with a sledge hammer! Definitely need to replace the lower latches.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:28 PM
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I had the same problem with my 98 ram. pb blaster was only a temperary fix. I ended up just replacing the latch.
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I see im not the only one yours looks just like mine . are roads get salted and sanded around here .and it gets in all around that catch area im costantly wiping the shit outta their. im thinkin some new latches and invest in some mud flaps .
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I just went through this today with my 98 quad cab. Drivers side lower latch not working. It was popped, but wouldnt open. Tore the interior door panel off and took the rod off the lower latch. The thinger that the rod goes to wouldnt move at all. After tugging on it and rip-snortin tryin to get it open, I just gave it the boot and it popped open. Latch is froze like a lake in winter. Now the latch needs replaced. Anyone who replaced their latches, where did you get them from and what was the cost on them?
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