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My back door is a little hard to close too, but I think the latch (on the body) just needs adjusting. I loosened its screws, and tried various "inducements" to get it to move without damaging it, but it wouldn't. My guess is the backing plate is either factory-welded, or is just stuck. Anyone successfully get the latch to move? How, especially if it was highly resistant like mine?
2000 RAV4.1 L Special Edition version with leather
All stock except stereo system, subwoofer, dash cam,
turbo exhaust, outdoor air temp gauge, louder horns, extra ground wire