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Unread 10-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
pazur
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how to adjust door latch

I got a full yj door fitted to cj7 and cannot not get them to close properly.
The latch when compeletely closed, the distance between those two "jaws" is too small for a striker (5/8" OD).

Is there an easy way to fix this i.e. slightly enlarge the latch?

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Unread 10-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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go pull the striker off a junkyard jeep to compare the sizes or remind me later and i will measure my yj striker bolt for you. i have used cj and yj doors on my yj with no problems like that though
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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Instead of enlarging the latch I would look for a smaller striker first. How much too small is the latch.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by pazur View Post
The latch when compeletely closed, the distance between those two "jaws" is too small for a striker (5/8" OD).
Not clear on your problem... are you saying the gap for the post between closed jaws is smaller than the diameter of the post? Which is 5/8", the post or the gap? What is the measurement of the other (how much is the difference)? Is this a factory door post, or did you install it yourself?

Can you also get a measurement of the end of the post (how thick is the top of the "T")? I've seen some aftermarket posts that are too thick t the end and cause problems as well (this can be filed down to work better if that is the case).
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