how do I fix the metal thing that messed up when I try to close the driver side door?

10

Asked by Mar 03, 2012 at 01:01 AM about the 1994 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

There is a metal clamp that I guess disappears when your driver side door closes so the power click
works, I pushed it down and it wouldn't go up so I try to find a way and I kind of messed it up a bit and
when I drive I have to slam the door really hard and lock it myself so it wont' open when I drive

3 Answers

99,865

Do you mean the latch on the back of the door or the metal bar at the front between the two hinges?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

yes.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
99,865

Sounds like your latch is shut. Get a Phillips head screw driver and pull on it as you hold the handle in the open position. The opening should be pointing at the car. When the latch hits the bale that's bolted to the B pillar, it rotates down and is held closed. It sounds like yours is down with the door open.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,085 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,599.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,760
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
40 Great Deals out of 2,751 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 817 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang
740 Great Deals out of 42,668 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Impala
574 Great Deals out of 34,619 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Bonneville
524 listings starting at $1,799
Used Honda Civic
830 Great Deals out of 78,168 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
429 Great Deals out of 31,674 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,347 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord
1,002 Great Deals out of 62,552 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
960 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
122 listings starting at $2,000
2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
250 listings starting at $1,599

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.