I have a 1994 dodge ram 1500 that the metal has given away from the three bolts that holdthe latch Iin place. What kind of repair could be made to fix this?


Asked by Jan 13, 2015 at 10:29 AM about the 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The metal has given away around the bolt holes from metal fatigue. There are three bolts
holding the latch in place.

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What latch are you talking about? Can you post a picture?


You use to be able to buy a reinforcement kit for the door latch, I don't see any available in my area any more but you might find some NOS that might still be out there. The only other way is to take to a body shop so the doors can be welded up and a plate made for reinforcement.

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