Author Topic: 70 Cuda Drivers Side Door Lock Latch Loose  (Read 176 times)

Offline Challenger_RSSS

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70 Cuda Drivers Side Door Lock Latch Loose
« on: April 29, 2018 - 09:04:07 am »
Had to take the drivers side door panel off because the window came of the track. Fixed it and put it back together and now the door lock latch is loose. Seemed the screw may have stripped out, it wasn't tightening so bought a new set, it will snug up but then gets loose again. Seems this should be simple...any thoughts ?

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Re: 70 Cuda Drivers Side Door Lock Latch Loose
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018 - 01:17:00 pm »
what do you mean by "door lock"; are you referring to the latch that you active with your finger or the latch itself?
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Re: 70 Cuda Drivers Side Door Lock Latch Loose
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018 - 08:29:46 am »
Yes the latch you use to lock and unlock with your finger
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Re: 70 Cuda Drivers Side Door Lock Latch Loose
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018 - 01:21:30 pm »
Ok, so they are held on with short unique bolts; they have short threads and long shoulders. You probably know this but just in case someone put something else in there. If you have the right bolts and they will not tighten, you will need to replace the lock latch as it is stripped out. they are made of pot metal and once stripped not much you can do. If you don't want to buy new latch/es, you can try a small piece of electrical tape on the threads to try and tighten them up. You best be is just to replace the latches.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)