Door locks when I shut them

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Re: Door locks when I shut them

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I think its similar to the bottom one in that pic
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It's the one that was broken in my latch. Ace has a multitude of different springs, I suggest you take a good one with you and match it up the best you can. If that fails, you can use any spring from Ace that is similar wire diameter to fabricate what you need.
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Re: Door locks when I shut them

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I took the passenger side out yesterday. Got it on the bench. The rod that controls the up and down door lock has no spring on it. I have searched the web a bunch of times and have seen a few glimpses of a little spring or spring clip but nothing 100% for sure. So frustrating because everything else is working perfectly on that latch.
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Re: Door locks when I shut them

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This is about the best picture I can find. I circle the area and pointed to the spring I need.
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Well mine unlock when I shut them. The found the door key does not open a locked door!!! Off to a locksmith.
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Ruffrider wrote: 17 Nov 2021, 18:30 Well mine unlock when I shut them. The found the door key does not open a locked door!!! Off to a locksmith.
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Re: Door locks when I shut them

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I have a question related to this lock problem. Which Phillips stubby socket does one use to get a FIRM grip on the screws used to fasten the lock mechanism to the door post ? The one I have isn't 'blunt' enough to seat properly and deep enough into the screw, so I'm not able to get a good grip on it, and thus remove it.
Thanks for your help on this one !
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