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Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby Warrior » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 00:11

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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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby BladeRunner919 » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 07:28

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.
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby Warrior » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 19:00

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
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby Bonzo » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 23:51

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?

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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby BladeRunner919 » Thu 13 Apr, 2017 07:37

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).
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby Warrior » Thu 13 Apr, 2017 15:14

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?
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby Warrior » Thu 13 Apr, 2017 15:14

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
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Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Postby Bonzo » Fri 14 Apr, 2017 22:53

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

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