DRIVER DOOR WILL NOT LATCH OR STAY CLOSED

  • Tiny
  • msnikki123
  • 1997 Ford Mustang

It looks like the piece it is supposed to latch on to to hold the door is wore down on the metal, is there a way to fix this

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 1:20 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Are the door hinges badly worn? Open the door ands see if you can lift the door, if so get new hings pins start here.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 1:23 PM
  • Tiny
  • msnikki123
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Thanks, I think it needs that and I also see the metal on the striker is worn down, how can I replace the striker?

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 1:44 PM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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If it is a single post type striker it will unscrew. But with the door realigned the missing plastic coating will not be a problem

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 10:08 PM

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