Hi again Experts,
This time I'm back with a car door lock problem.
The driver's door has been a "bit reluctant" to
close in the past few weeks and I had to give it a
firm jolt for it to close properly. The spike was
going correctly into its guide but the lock was
catching only at the first "stop." I checked the
other three doors and they were closing perfectly
with a nice crisp thud.
The little cam-like plate rotates properly when
pushed manually and releases when the handle,
that is forward on the door, is pulled out. It
also can be rotated another step manually, so it
is moving freely and the spring and catches seem
to be strong. Again it releases when the door
handle is pulled out.
Today I decided to loosen the striker to allow it
to move a little but I have not succeeded in a
I measured the location of the striker on the
passenger's door and set the driver's door to
that, but it did not help. The first catch works
but the door will move in no further.
There must be a secret somewere. Anyone know it?