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

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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.

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