2002 FORD Explorer J that keeps the door shut broke


Not sure if the cold weather did it but door wont shut,,latch snapped off,,,can this be replaced easily OR do I need a new door...

Are you sure the latch broke? sometime they can freeze up and hang unlatched. The part that latches the door to the striker is "C" shaped. If it is flipped into the latched position with the door open, it won't work. If this is the case, use a screwdriver and pry the latch to the open position while pulling the handle. But if it is broken, yes it can be replaced. Usually torx or allen screws in the end of the door. Pull the door panel off and pop the rods off before you unbolt it though!


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