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Cobalt Door Wont Open Here Is How To fix it

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Created on: 2012-07-09

If the door in your 04-10 Chevy Cobalt is stuck, watch this video, and you can learn how to fix it yourself!

  1. step 1 :Repairing the Lock Mechanism
    • Clean the lock mechanism with penetrating oil
    • Grease the lock mechanism with white grease
    • Spray penetrating oil on the lock rods in the door
    • Stick white grease into the lock
    • Loosen the two T40 Torx bolts from the strike plate
    • Move the strike plate out
    • Tighten the T40 Torx bolts back into the strike plate
    • Test the door

Tools needed

  • Socket Extensions

    T40 Socket

    Rust Penetrant

    White Grease


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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to help out a stuck door. It's pretty common on these Cobalts. This car actually had two doors that were stuck. The symptom is basically the door not opening when it's unlocked. We'll show you that.

You'll want to go in, you want to clean up the lock mechanism really good with some penetrating oil, and then grease it. Then you can also adjust your striker just slightly out and that will help. You'll need penetrating oil, some white grease and a T40 Torx driver with a ratchet and extension. Here it is, you can see, the door is actually unlocked.

I pull the door handle, it does not open. You actually just push in on the door and pull on the door handle and it opens.

What you want to do, stick some good penetrating oil and just spray in here really well. This is white grease. Take a good amount. Stick it right into the lock. Get it all around.

First, you use a T40 Torx bit with a ratchet and extension, and loosen up two bolts here that hold your strike plate on. This moves. You actually have to probably use this and pry it, get the whole thing with the bolts to move out. Tighten it back up.

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