Mechanics

DOOR LATCH WONT CATCH

1997 Mercury Cougar

Interior problem
1997 Mercury Cougar V8 112000 miles

HELP I have a Cougar 97, my problem started a little while back where the passenager door would not close, latch. You would have to slam the door several times before the latch would catch. Now it has stopped working what so ever. The latching system is like 2 jaws that hook on the door bolt. The top latch will not drop down to secure the door. I have sprayed the latching mechanism, tried using the key from the outside to see if it needed to reset. I have tried what seems like everything to get the top latch to drop. I am female been trying to pop door panel off but having a very difficult time getting that off. HELP
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A_jackie
March 15, 2010.




I had that problem too. I found out I could take my finger and pull the jaw like part down and it would latch. I sprayed with wd40 and works fine. The rubber on the other side that it hooks too had the rubber worn off. So try one of those two things. Cheap fix! And alot less aggravating.

Tiny
Pennypatterson
Mar 22, 2010.


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