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door not closing.

freuqently when i get in my truck my door dosent close all the way. but enough so the door chime dosent go off. i dont notice it all the time until i hear the wind coming in. any suggestions on how i can fix this so it closes easier.
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Adjust the door latch or re-align the door
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Adjust the door latch or re-align the door
^Try this first.

Is any of your weather stripping folding over or falling off?
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Before any changes, take a can of Silicone Lube or WD40, spray the lock assembly, lift the latch and do that too.
Slam the door a few times and see if that helps.

After that lube your door hinges using White Grease.
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Adjust the door latch or re-align the door
How does one do this?

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To re-align the door you have to loosen the bolts holding the hinges to the door and to adjust the latch you can either move the latch around and/or the thing that the door latch catches on. But the best thing to do first is take a pencil and mark where everything is so you can put it back where you first had it in case it doesn't need to be adjusted.
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LUBE THE LATCH, you might be surprised and a lot less work !

Even if it doesn’t work can’t hurt.

I had the same problem, dinger going off all the time, door not closing when I get out.

I lubed the latch as suggested by a Site-Friend from this site and wham-bam the door closed tight and the dinger didn’t ding unless the door was opened.
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SLAM the MF'r closed!
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thanks a lot for the help ill take a can of wd40 to it tomorrow and see if that changes it.
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aligning the hinges is a bitch, and a two person job. Don't loosen those suckers unless you have some time and a friend.

using a jack helps too, so you can support the door and fine tune the level of it.
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thanks a lot for the help ill take a can of wd40 to it tomorrow and see if that changes it.
Hey,

How’s this going ?

Any luck with the spray ?
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