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Door latch won't latch...

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It happened once before.....that "star shaped" catch on the door is just spinning and spinning.

    I remember last time it happened I found a lever or some kind of ratcheting mechanism had jumped out of place, and once I moved it back everythind was fine again. The problem was I can't remember HOW I did it???

    My first temptation is to pull the door panel and take a look around, but would I be more likely to get to the broken part by just taking off that plate from the door?? :dunno:

    It's tough getting old...
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I think I remember flipping the lever from were the window exits the door. If you look were your door handle's release lever is(on the inside) and follow it to the edge of the door poke around in there :D
     
  3. JIMs70K25

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    This happened to me too. I took the panel off, picked up the parts from the bottom of the door and re assembled and restruck the shaft that is mushroomed on one end to hold the catch on. I used the pics in a LMC catalog to help with reassembly.
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    take door panel off. remove lock and handle linkage. remove 3 phillip screws and the latch.
    theres a spring that wedges a lock thingy in the roller keeping it from spinning. I'll bet the rivit came loose. I've had to weld it to repair this area before.
     
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    Just give me the K5 its not worth fixxing:dunno::whistle:
     
  6. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Actually, it's the Burb.......still interested?
     
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    Ummm Hello I got first dibs on that green beast MISTER!
    So ya I'll be there in like 5 days ,mmmmmK :p:
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :doah: take one small road trip and all the good deals get taken while your away... :smirk:

    If it turns out you need another door latch, got some freebies up here.
     

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