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

103,865

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.
103,865

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 965 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $2,489.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,980
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,630
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
12 Great Deals out of 2,446 listings starting at $950
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 733 listings starting at $2,987
Used Ford Mustang
450 Great Deals out of 42,576 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Impala
560 Great Deals out of 33,367 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Camaro
534 Great Deals out of 31,191 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
909 Great Deals out of 78,520 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry
1,122 Great Deals out of 77,121 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic
716 Great Deals out of 53,659 listings starting at $1,495
Used Pontiac Bonneville
442 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
103 listings starting at $2,489

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.