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Mark Elbers

Xref: TR78 door latches
« on: March 21, 2016, 05:03:07 PM »
Thanks Johnny, I didn't know that....

Jay, try jacking the car at the subframe under the door hinge.    You don't
need to lift the wheels off the ground but just enough the unload the
suspension.  It might just twist the door opening enough to free the latch.
Use a piece of wood to spread the load on the floo

In other news....
The external door handle can be found on numerous Range Rovers and Discoveries
from the 1980's and 90's.

Mark Elbers

> On Mar 21, 2016, at 1:27 PM, j t wrote:
> Listers,
> This is the same lock/latch as used by Jaguar in the XJ-6 and XJ-S. There
> should be plenty of them around. Try
> I have two cars a FHC and DHC. Each has had sticky doors and each time it
> the body moving on the DHC. A bit of lube and good to go. However I did
> one break and had a replacement. I also have a few old Jags to pick from.
> All of this is really great fun.
> Safe driving to all !!!
> Johnny
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>> Subject: Re:  Who would have thunk it!
>> To:;;
>> From:
>> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:47:43 +0100
>> I had the same problem as Wayne (when my '8 was in Britain for an
>> overhaul visit)
>> - and this ended up with S&S fitting a new door to it...
>> They said the "broken plastic issue" wasn't uncommon, and the only
>> sure-fire
>> solution was a crow bar - and a new un-bent door.  Positive side of it:
>> It got me rid
>> of a large parking ding in the original door at the same time... :-)
>> /Odd
>>> On 2016-03-21 at 02:05 Wayne Simpson wrote:
>>> Don't jump to conclusions. I had a similar situation last year and it
>>> had nothing to do with the catch. If we are talking about the same
>>> thing, the steel hook up near the top of the door, that has no means to
>>> prevent the door from opening unless the body is deforming. In my case,
>>> it was a broken piece of plastic in the latching mechanism on the door.
>>> Once you remove the steel cover of the latch, it should be visible.
>>> There is a plastic part that serves as a spring to keep another piece, a
>>> rubber buffer, where it belongs. That broken piece could shift and
>>> interfere with the latch and keep it from opening. Thankfully the broken
>>> bit could be left out without compromising the function, and the latch
>>> works perfectly without it.
>>> How do you open the door? Brute force, I'm afraid. Hold the lever open
>>> and throw your weight against the door from the inside and it will pop
>>> open.
>>>> On 3/20/2016 7:59 PM, Clay Thompson wrote:
>>>> I know that it has to be the anti-burst latch that is keeping the
>>>> door jammed, but how do I over come this obstacle? Any advice?