door mechanism will not engage an allow door to be engaged and closed

Asked by Aug 27, 2016 at 11:19 AM about the 1981 Chevrolet El Camino Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

25,875

Is the door drooping? Get a door hinge repair kit. Open the door and use a floor jack to hold it at the proper height while you replace the hinge's pin and bushings. If the door is not drooping, and the lock mechanism just wont engage, then spray it with a graphite lube.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Chevrolet El Camino Experts

  • #1
    John Brensinger
    Reputation
    360
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    320
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
436 Great Deals out of 31,755 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet Corvette
289 Great Deals out of 22,034 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
581 Great Deals out of 34,618 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
757 Great Deals out of 41,958 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,372 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150
2,168 Great Deals out of 181,312 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
431 Great Deals out of 27,768 listings starting at $1,650
Used Dodge Challenger
267 Great Deals out of 21,370 listings starting at $6,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,225 Great Deals out of 76,819 listings starting at $1,500

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.