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Unread 03-03-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
Cards89YJ
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Passenger door latch issue on half door

I have half steel doors on my 89 YJ. I have the posts for the striker and the crab claw or whatever you call it style latch in the door. For some reason lately the passenger door latch has been real finicky. When I attempt to shut the door, the door latches, but doesn't latch completely tight. Sometimes it won't latch at all. I usually have to just push the door shut slowly and it will latch up completely. The problem with this is when I have someone riding with me, I almost have to let them get in and I shut the door for them.

The latch assembly seems fine. Are there adjustments I can make? Has anyone else had this kind of issue?

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Unread 03-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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Unread 03-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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I just had to deal with door issues too. Pull the plastic inner panel, it should be held on with only some plastic clips. Just pull or pry with a screwdriver or something. Once in there, lube every moving part.

It may also be the post that the door latch hits to close. It might have moved. It's easy to adjust. Get the correct size torx (I forget what size) bit and loosen it, place where it should go and tighten. Add washers under it if need be.

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Unread 03-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #4
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What is the best thing to lube it all with?
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Unread 03-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #5
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White grease, I used the spray and coated the inside of my door mechanism.. I could not believe how easy everything worked after that. That was four years ago and I am still happy with it.
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Unread 03-07-2010, 01:32 PM   #6
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is the door post adjustable?

Is the door post adjustable?
Like in and out not up and down.
Maybe IN to make the door closer a little tighter.

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I just had to deal with door issues too. Pull the plastic inner panel, it should be held on with only some plastic clips. Just pull or pry with a screwdriver or something. Once in there, lube every moving part.

It may also be the post that the door latch hits to close. It might have moved. It's easy to adjust. Get the correct size torx (I forget what size) bit and loosen it, place where it should go and tighten. Add washers under it if need be.

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