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Driver Side Door Latch

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by arlail76, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Feb 15, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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    arlail76

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    Does anyone have a spare driver side door latch laying around? Seems like every time I open mine now, I have to flip it up so I can close the door. It’s really getting annoying...and it makes a hell of a racket if I forget to flip it up.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2021 at 2:59 PM
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    It's probably just dirty. Hose it down with WD40 and work it back and forth. Once it's free spray it with since white lithium.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    It had not been working good, and I sprayed it with WD-40, and now it works worse
     
  4. Feb 15, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    WD-40 is not a lubrication product, it is a solvent. You can use it to de-grease your latch as @Festerw suggested but you will need to apply a layer of lubricant such as white lithium after.
     
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    Takes more than a quick spray. I'm talking like a half can sprayed at it while you work the latch back and forth.

    It likely works worse now since you dislodged some crud.

    Like @des2mtn said WD40 is a shit lubricant but all the solvents work well for cleaning.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    When I open my door, this is what the latch does.

    D8FB204C-89B9-400C-9391-E59953FE994F.jpg

    I’ve used an obscene amount of WD-40 to flush this thing out and re-lubed it with lithium grease after, and worked it over to get it in there good. The damn thing just will not pop back up like it should. I have to use my finger and pop it back up so it looks like this and I can close the door...and I have to slam it usually:

    A5A7C677-6054-4E8E-ADEB-58057A7B7FAE.jpg
     
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    Does it feel springy at all or does it just feel loose when you flip it up?
     
  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:45 PM
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    It’s not loose...fairly firm when I flip it up.

    Also, it will be at different levels of that each time I open the door. Never the exact same
     
  9. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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    So, funny story. I just bought two doors for an 01 sequoia because I needed the latch for the passenger side and window switch for the driver's side. I stripped off all the other parts to possibly sell them. So I have a driver's side door latch that I don't need. I'll double check, but the DC and sequoia front doors are the same so it shroud work for you. DM me if you're interested.
     
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    Could be the spring has broken but I've seen some pretty crapped up too and the only way to clean them is removing the whole assembly and soaking it in parts cleaner.
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:24 PM
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    I sent you a message

     
  12. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:32 PM
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    I wonder if a can of brake cleaner would clean it out. I just was trying to avoid taking it out to clean it
     
  13. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:08 AM
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  14. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:14 AM
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    You can try cleaning it, but there's a little plastic sleeve that wears out and that's what it looks like happened to yours (the yellow cover piece that's scratched up). I tried cleaning both of mine first, but ended up replacing them.
     

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