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 Post subject: Mechanical Problem - Front Passenger Door
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Hi all,

Are there any mechanical experts here?

A passenger opened my door today, but the wind through the door open and *bang*

look what happened...

the striker (picture 1) now hits the lower part of the square section (circled in red).

How can I fix it?

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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Problem - Front Passenger Door
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:12 pm 
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think u need a trip down to youe local panel beaters and get some quotes
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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:16 pm 
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elf100capri wrote:
think u need a trip down to youe local panel beaters and get some quotes


bugger, so you dont reckon there's a way to fix it? maybe a screw or something? (picture 4)

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:20 pm 
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Anyone know where the fault could be?

If I knew where the fault was maybe I could zoom in and fix it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:02 am 
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falcon1999 wrote:
Anyone know where the fault could be?

If I knew where the fault was maybe I could zoom in and fix it.


If it was pulled that hard back by the wind, then it would have bent the hinge mounts on the A pillar, maybe even the door.

You can try adjusting the striker to match the door, but its only masking the problem.

If you can see the A pillar is bent, you might be able to take off the door and hammer the mount back in, but you need to go slowly and be nice.

I dont know if its the pic, but it looks like the upper hinge has been pulled outwards a bit.

Lining up doors is a prick of a job tho, and might be best left to a panel beater. Then one must learn to hold on tightly to door handles in high winds.
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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:57 am 
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I'll give it a shot this weekend.

Yeah, scary thought. wind can stuff up your car door just like that.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:38 pm 
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I had a closer look at it today while the sun was out.

Does this hinge bit look bent downwards?

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