Originally Posted by copscott76
On my YJ, the passenger's side closes all the way, but the driver's side takes a little bit more umph to get the door to shut all the way. Would oiling the springs help this cause? When the door shuts, there is a little gap but doesn't rattle. Any ideas would be helpful.
Lubing the latch assembly sure worked for me. I just opened the door and sprayed the whole latch assembly area with WD40. (NOTE: you will get a lot of black, gunky crud pouring out of the weep holes on the bottom of the door, so be ready to wipe it off the rocker panels - You may also want to put a towel on your seats, 'cuz it kinda sprays when you shut the door the first time or two) I then opened and closed the door a few time and repeated the process. They close tight
now with very little effort. I will go ahead and oil them this weekend since the WD40 probably washed away all of the necessary lubrication between the metal-to-metal bits.
( Thanks for the tip 88Jeepster! )