2007 Cadillac SRX Door won't close

Tiny
NH_1450
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  • 2007 CADILLAC SRX
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 97,000 MILES
After freezing rain I opened the drivers door and now it will not close.

I have verified that there is no ice build up, but the door doesn't seem to want to close all the way and the latch mechanism is not engaging. It appears to be in the "unlocked" position.

What can I do / try to get the door to latch?
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 5:07 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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When you close the door, does it latch at all? Does it feel like it is not even closing the entire way? Have you checked to make sure the latch assembly is opening so that it can attach when you close the door? Have you tried moving the latch by hand and spraying lube on it?

Here is a guide

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-door-hood-or-trunk-will-not-close
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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The door does not latch at all. It does not feel or look like it is closing all the way. The latch assembly is in the open position and moves freely when I check it manually. I do not have any wd40 or similar lube to be able to spray it.
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
WOODSHED ROSEBORO
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Hello, the exact thing just happened to me this morning. The latch moves freely. It will not stay latched on to the door jam bar. Could this be a spring loose or broken?
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Thursday, February 8th, 2018 AT 9:14 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

it sounds like you have a door latch that needs to be replaced. Here is a guide to help you get the job done you will need to remove the door panel here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/door-panel-removal

Here is what the job will be like for your car.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, February 9th, 2018 AT 11:45 AM

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