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Jeep wrangler: the part that is supposed to latch to keep the door

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My jeep wrangler door will not close when I try to close it, its like the part that is supposed to latch to keep the door shut is jammed how would I go about fixing this problem?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Greg replied 7 years ago.
Hi welcome to JA.
what happens on these locks is that the return spring break.
To overcome this problem with a screwdriver you can push outward the catch when you pull on the door handle at the same time.putting the catch back into the open position.
try it and let me know what happens.
Kind Regards Greg
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

So I tried it and it didn't work, I can see the spring in there but the little piece of plastic above it is basically falling apart.

Expert:  Greg replied 7 years ago.
When looking at it, the plastic part you see should turn anticlockwise when you put a screw driver on it and open the door handle, Ive seen so many bad but never one that won't spring back with help from a screwdriver .try again let me know .
regards Greg
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Oh OK the one you are talking about wont turn counter clockwise only clockwise.. I've tried to turn it counter clockwise and it wont move an inch.

Expert:  Greg replied 7 years ago.
Will have to remove the inside door cover to get at the latch to remove and replace
I'm going to opt out and lets one of myfellow tech help you out .
Kind regards Greg
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