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Ok my 86 el camino driver door will not shut I got the door to shut ONCE when i used screwdriver and turned the hook thing in the door that catches the striker
 

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OK so then what? Does it fall back into the locked position after you open the door? Take it out and check for a broken spring.
 

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OK so then what? Does it fall back into the locked position after you open the door? Take it out and check for a broken spring.
I Dont know i turned it a few times with a screwdriver and the door shut then open and would not shut again but A doorROD is also removed but i dont know how to put it back in the door.
 

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86 Elcamino driver door digram for rods and lock and all internals will be GREATLY NEEDED
 

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THANKS BRUH FOR THE DIGRAM

Narrowed it down it I Have A Rod That Clips Broken so thats why it will not retain in the door
 

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OK just so you know, the rods to outside door lock, inside door handle and outside door handle have nothing to do with what you are describing. If that half-moon piece is falling back into the locked postion , check for a broken spring. You can remove all the locks and handles and the door will still lock.
When I paint one of these, all the outside trim is off. That includes door handles, lock cylinders, mirrors, moldings, everything. I use a piece of MIG wire inserted through the lower rear drain hole and up to the latch. I twist the wire around the little arm that held the rod for the outside handle. That's how I open and close the door to paint.
And again GO TO YOUR LOCAL AUTO BODY & PAINT SUPPLY FOR CLIPS!!!
 
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