Drivers door won't shut!

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Thread: Drivers door won't shut!

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    Hi all

    Hope you can help.....happy 2004 9-3 Aero owner for last 12 months, a bit of a gripe has come up now though!

    To get out of the car, I obviously pull the handle inside the car to release the door. Then, when I'm out of the car I push the door to, but it doesn't catch. I then have to lift the outside handle, release it, then shut the door - it will then close properly.

    Note: If I open the door from outside, and close it straight away (without touching the interior handle) it closes fine ?!?

    OK, so its not a show stopper, but it's very annoying. This started during the really cold spell. I have WD40'd where I can, but to no avail.....

    I'd welcome any suggestions to solve this.

    Thanks. Rob

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    It sounds as though the inner cable from the handle is sticking or the latch where the cable connects, It will be door card off and remove the latch to see whats going on I'm afraid. possibly just needs a good lube

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