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I have encountered a problem I am not certain how to solve. Both of my doors will not fully latch. The latch will catch when I manipulated the latch mechanism but will not fully latch so the doors are completely closed. Any suggestions for solutions will be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks. I will attempt to fix this problem and see what happens. Ken
The nylon bushing is not available by itself, only comes with the striker. Regardless, the way Ford made the striker, there is no way to replace just the bushing.
Ford used the same striker plate (D2AZ6522008A) from 1972 thru the 1990's on darn near every vehicle. Right/left is the same, front/rear is the same on 4 doors.
It's available from Ford, and can be bought at autoparts stores. At wrecking yards, get the strikers off the rear door posts of 1972 and later LTD/Crown Vic/Merc Marquis/Grand Marquis, as they see very little usage compared to front doors.
Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 FoMoCo vehicles.
Finally received new door strikers for both doors and installed them - doors close perfectly but I see that my passenger door on the '79 Ranchero is sagging. Any hints on approaching the repair process to correct this?
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