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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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What Schould I DO!!!!!

no sure what to do here is a pic of the door latch on the drivers door. any advise would help the door wont shut all the way


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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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Had that happen to me, ill post pics how I fixed it,

Basically used the part that's bent (broke off) spun it to pull the latch into place and a washer atoms the back on to help hold everything in place
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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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http://pbr1221.photobucket.com/album...g?t=1316371986

http://pbr1221.photobucket.com/album...g?t=1316371954


I hope it helps, this fix has held for me since march with no problems so far
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Unread 09-18-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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I'd just have a shop weld it back up real quick. Then just get some red touch up to paint the welds so it doesn't rust
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Unread 09-18-2011, 10:49 PM   #5
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I had bad luck trying to weld the flimsy metal it's already been fatigued just do the washer trick so far it's the best cheap fix and works, increasing surface area for the latch to hold firmly to the door frame
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Unread 09-19-2011, 01:59 AM   #6
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Any decent welder can weld that right up. If you were nearby, I'd do it with my wire welder for you...but I'd brace it somehow too.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 07:15 AM   #7
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You just need to weld a thin piece of metal on top so that you aren't using the fatigued metal anymore. If you cut a piece that went around the entire latch and had it welded in then I have no doubt it would hold as well and as long as the original.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 07:43 AM   #8
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I'd also recommend resizing your images before uploading them. 640x480 is pretty good.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 07:49 AM   #9
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I'd also recommend resizing your images before uploading them. 640x480 is pretty good.
It auto re sized for me?? Personally I much prefer the larger photo so you can click to enlarge and actually see what the photo is. But this is what it does for me. Small photo unless I click on it. No need to resize it.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #10
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Fix your worn out door hinges. This door latch issue is a direct result of worn out hinges.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #11
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2x on fixing the root cause, the door Hinge Pins . I have had that happen to the driver side door on every ZJ I have owned.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:13 AM   #12
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Check out this link while your at it. its a link dealing with the cause of your door latch issue

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/d...cement-506080/
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Unread 09-19-2011, 09:24 AM   #13
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Why not just go to a junk yard and find another red door?
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Unread 09-19-2011, 11:23 AM   #14
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The only proper way to fix this issue is to replace the door and ensure you inspect for wear or replace the hinges you will get with the door. I would replace door and hinges while it was off the ZJ. The symptoms were there every time the door opened and dropped a half inch or more.
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