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Many things may render a car door unable to close properly, including a stiff, swollen or damaged gasket; a broken latch mechanism; or one or more loose door hinges causing the door to hang unevenly. Dirt, sticks and oth... More »

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To fix a car door that won't shut, force the door clasp into the open position with a screwdriver or other long, narrow object while the handle is held open. Most car doors fail to shut when the door clasp has been force... More »

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To prevent car doors from freezing shut, lubricate the locks on the vehicle. One lubrication option is to take a cooking spray or WD-40 and spray this onto the locks of the vehicle to prevent freezing. Another option is ... More »

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To repair a car door latch, first unlatch or unscrew the trim panel inside the car door along with the window controls. Disconnect any electrical connectors behind the trim panel. Carefully remove the plastic water shiel... More »

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To unfreeze a car door, start by pressing on it to remove any large chunks of ice. Then, boil water, and bring the pot of boiling water outside. Beginning with the roof, carefully pour the water over the cracks along the... More »

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To prevent car door locks from freezing shut, keep them lubricated with penetrating oil or a commercial de-icer. Most door locks freeze over due to the condensation settling inside the mechanism, which allows ice to form... More »

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To repair the seal on a car door, remove any screws or fasteners holding the stripping in place and the old stripping, remove any residual adhesive, clean the area, apply adhesive to the door and the new stripping, and p... More »

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