Grande Cherokee door latch will not latch - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Grande Cherokee door latch will not latch

TeraFlex Now at Rockridge 4WD! BEST DEALS around!Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kitsENGO QUADLUX 6" to 54" LED AMBER AND WHITE MULTI

Reply
Unread 02-28-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
arory1@shaw.ca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 8
Grande Cherokee door latch will not latch

I have a 94 Grande Cherokee Laredo. I just replaced the sagging hinge pins and bushings on the drivers door.
It went fine everything is lined up again however the latching mechanism on the door is stuck down somehow and will not latch over the piece on the pillar.
Does anyone know why or how to fix this.

P.S. the metal on the door was mangled some what. I straightened as best I could and used large washers and the existing screws to hold the mechanism in place in the door(they are not interfering with anything as far as I can tell)
email..arory1@shaw.ca... Thanks...Neil

arory1@shaw.ca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-28-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
Tru2Chevy
Senior Member
 
Tru2Chevy's Avatar
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ewing, New Jersey
Posts: 987
Post your question here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/

This is a forum for the Cherokee, not the Grand Cherokee.

- Justin
__________________
1992 Cherokee Laredo - all stock, DD. Needs some minor rust repair, then on to the mods!

1996 Cherokee Classic - 3.5" lift / 31.0x10.5 Mastercraft Courser CTs / Warn XD9000i - Stripped for parts / junked :(

2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo - 4.7, bone stock - Wife's DD

NJ F-Body Owners Association
Tru2Chevy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 09:58 AM   #3
arory1@shaw.ca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 8
thanks I would if I could figure out how..sorry..I was lucky enough to figure out how to post it here...Neil
arory1@shaw.ca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
Guswut
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Rafael, Ca, USA
Posts: 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by arory1@shaw.ca View Post
thanks I would if I could figure out how..sorry..I was lucky enough to figure out how to post it here...Neil
Follow this link and it will lead you directly to the Start A New Thread area: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/newth...newthread&f=13. Good luck, and if they can't help try using a bigger hammer!
__________________
My Jeep: 1996 Cherokee Country 4.0L A/T 4WD (Check under my name for anything else!)
My Bike: Suzuki Bandit 1200s (fox rear shock, hotshot stage 1 header, black duct tape * 100!)
Guswut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
MGrobe
Man In Black
 
MGrobe's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago-area (Western Suburbs)
Posts: 2,295
Moving to GC forum.
__________________
-Marc-
Sweet Pea 1998 - XJ
http://www.grobe.us/Jeep
- JeepForum Rules - Become a Premium Member or Vendor
For Sale: (4) AR 767-5766 Wheels (used) 15x7, 5x4.5, 4.5BS - for local pickup in the Chicago-area
MGrobe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
liredneck
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: shandaken, ny
Posts: 771
Were did you get the hinge pins my door sagging realy bad
__________________
97 tj 6 cyl 5 SPd 4" supelift 35" baja claws 8.8/hp 30 ,4.10 lockrite in the rear , RR sye and adams dc shaft ,10k lb viper winch and other crap
liredneck is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-02-2009, 08:28 AM   #7
arory1@shaw.ca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 8
re sagging doors

Hi thanks for the redirect......got the hinge pins and bushings at NAPA for around $30.


Neil
arory1@shaw.ca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-02-2009, 09:56 AM   #8
eshew
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 478
I was having a paroblem with one of my doors not latching. Got some CRC slicone lube ans sprayed the lock assembly with a bit, there was a small hole by the lock which I also lubed up, problem solved for me.
eshew is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-02-2009, 10:20 AM   #9
JeepForever
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 126
I had a similar problem on the hood latch. Sometimes a bit of lube helps. Try WD-40 to loosen it up, then once it's working, apply some grease to the parts that touch. Try locking & unlocking, and opening with the latch (use a screwdriver to flip the latch locked & unlocked if you can). Be sure it's "open" when trying to latch it. Maybe the lock is in "closed" (locked) position and can't grab the pin.
JeepForever is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-02-2009, 10:54 AM   #10
JeepCreep117
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepForever View Post
I had a similar problem on the hood latch. Sometimes a bit of lube helps. Try WD-40 to loosen it up, then once it's working, apply some grease to the parts that touch. Try locking & unlocking, and opening with the latch (use a screwdriver to flip the latch locked & unlocked if you can). Be sure it's "open" when trying to latch it. Maybe the lock is in "closed" (locked) position and can't grab the pin.
Same here, when it's super cold, like -30C, I have to put WD-40 on the door latches and the hook where it catches. Even then the door sometimes bounces back instead of closing.
__________________
1996 5.2L Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2006-Present
*First vehicle but not the last Jeep!*
19 year old student with a Haynes
BLACK JEEP SOCIETY
JeepCreep117 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-02-2009, 06:27 PM   #11
arory1@shaw.ca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 8
Hi and thanks again...it seems to be more than a lubrication problem I was really hoping to avoid taking the door apart...I may be able to loosen and adjust, its sitting around zero degrees here and Im using a tie strap to keep the door closed at the moment.

Neil
arory1@shaw.ca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-10-2009, 08:38 PM   #12
arory1@shaw.ca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 8
thanks for the help everyone..I was able to loosen the three allen head/torx screws on the door and the piece on the pillar enough to make adjustments and everything is working again for $30. and some thought. Oh by the way ...Liredneck...if you dont have a helper to take off and replace the door...try an engine hoist if you dont have one you can rent usually for $25. a day and they fit in a pickup.

Good luck...Neil
arory1@shaw.ca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.