Minor Door shut adjustment?

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Warrior
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Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by Warrior » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 01:11

Passenger side door - clunnk.......closes perfectly every time.

On the drivers side I frequently find that I pull or push the door shut and have to do it a second time with a little more welly so some minor adjustment is needed but it's not obvious as to how this is achieved?

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BladeRunner919
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 08:28

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little.

Warrior
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by Warrior » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 20:00

BladeRunner919 wrote:Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little.
I'll try a bit of WD40 and report back, thanks :P

Bonzo
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by Bonzo » Thu 13 Apr, 2017 00:51

Warrior wrote:
BladeRunner919 wrote:Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little.
I'll try a bit of WD40 and report back, thanks :P
Or the top needs adjusting out a little?

Bonzo.
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.

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BladeRunner919
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 13 Apr, 2017 08:37

Warrior wrote:
BladeRunner919 wrote:Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little.
I'll try a bit of WD40 and report back, thanks :P
Use a bit of white grease rather than WD40 (which will actually remove any grease that's still there).

Warrior
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by Warrior » Thu 13 Apr, 2017 16:14

Bonzo wrote:
Warrior wrote:
BladeRunner919 wrote:Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little.
I'll try a bit of WD40 and report back, thanks :P
Or the top needs adjusting out a little?

Bonzo.
Yes, but how to adjust. Via the two Torx(?) bolts/screws on door?

Warrior
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by Warrior » Thu 13 Apr, 2017 16:14

BladeRunner919 wrote:
Warrior wrote:
BladeRunner919 wrote:Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little.
I'll try a bit of WD40 and report back, thanks :P
Use a bit of white grease rather than WD40 (which will actually remove any grease that's still there).
Good point.....i'll go on the scrounge this weekend :D

Bonzo
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Post by Bonzo » Fri 14 Apr, 2017 23:53

You can adjust the door top lean, by loosening the two bolts on the bottom of the door and sliding them sideways a little.

:cheers

Bonzo.
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.

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