Fordmods Logo

Newbie XF Problem (aka goddamn doors) 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 10 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Newbie XF Problem (aka goddamn doors)
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:47 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 4

Joined: 17th Dec 2005

Ride: Falcon

Location: Near Funkytown
VIC, Australia

Well, got a stock as a rock XF, im new to this sort of stuff, and the doorhandles keep breaking from the inside and outside of the car. Wanted to know if there is a permanant way to stop this happening.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:31 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 212

Joined: 11th Mar 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

no way sadly :( just buy heaps of spares is only thing u can really do, unless u wanan wack some XG ones on but thats more trouble then its worth i reckon
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:15 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 4

Joined: 17th Dec 2005

Ride: Falcon

Location: Near Funkytown
VIC, Australia

So theres no other Falcons with similar mechanisms that i can use? Or any aftermarket stronger parts? I cant fix them myself yet, and its expensive for someone else to do it, and im not a fan of them continually breaking on me all the time.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:00 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 3794

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Ride: Hilux

Location: Mornington
VIC, Australia

you could try replacing the hinge bushes. i have heard if they are worn and the door sags a little you then have to use a little more force to open the door and lift it up harder.
the bushes you should get from ford cheaply but changing them is another thing.

 

_________________

Now driving a Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:46 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 4

Joined: 17th Dec 2005

Ride: Falcon

Location: Near Funkytown
VIC, Australia

Hmm... why is it always a hassle. Unfortunately its the only car i have right now til i start working next year and can get a new car. So i have to make do.

Thanks for the help though lads, ill have to see what i can do.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 5924

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: Ford FPV FG F6 310

Power: 149 rwkw

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

everything has to be aligned right, the door striker, the door lock, the door hinges, the link to the door handle (both).
if not, they will keep breaking.

 

_________________

NEW RIDE - FPV FG F6 6spd Auto. 12.26@114MPH, 1.88 60FT on Cheapy Tyres with 38PSI - Stock except K&N filter!

R.I.P. BF XR6 Turbo - You will not be forgotten :( 12.06@120MPH

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:26 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 3

Joined: 17th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Hey man i just sold my XF fairlane and bought an AU3 i had the same problem my xf once those lock hinges and all that jazz are out of line the chances are slim of gettin bak in sadly lol... you will have to make do. Also the parts are obsolete and wreckers seem to charge like $100 for just the new switch set. :evil:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 3794

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Ride: Hilux

Location: Mornington
VIC, Australia

all the parts arent actually obsolete. you can still get the handles, latch, locks and hinge bushes new from ford

 

_________________

Now driving a Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:58 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 3

Joined: 17th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

mmmk in perth they just told me there obsolete and the only place u can get em is wrekers the a-holes oh well
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:19 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 45

Posts: 64

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Ride: EFII Futura

Location: Cockatoo
VIC, Australia

in my old XD, i put a couple of washers between the bottom hinge and the door on both front doors (back doors never broke), never had another break in the 3 years after that. Nice and cheap. :D

 

_________________

Old Holdens never die,they die WAY before they get old!

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 10 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:09 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names