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Ken

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« on: January 29, 2009, 01:03:21 PM »

This has me kinda stumped, as occasionally the drivers door will hang-up when trying to close, and it feels like the bottom hinge is in some way involved, but I can't see anything obvious when looking down at it while moving the door open and shut.

Lea, Steve, anyone, any ideas as to a way to either better identify what exactly is the problem, or how to address it short of having the outer fender taken off?


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 02:38:08 PM »

Lube the tension wheel on the hinge
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 03:12:56 PM »

Step one:  Lube the %^$# out of it with grease.
------Did this solve the problem?
-----------Yes. Go to next project.
-----------No.   Go to step two.
Step two:  Wail the %^$# out of it with a #3 BFH.
------Did this solve the problem?


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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 03:59:05 PM »


Well, I sprayed down everything in sight with "dry" lube, even tried to "massage" the strut the wheel rides on, but there ain't much room to get to the wheel itself.

I'm thinking the wheel and/or the roll pin that holds it into place are really worn.

Oh joy

I get the distinct impression (on my forehead yet! ) that until the door is REMOVED from the car  the problem won't get fixed....


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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 04:41:23 PM »

It very well could be worn out. . .
 
Dry lube isn't going to cut it.  Tell me.  Does it pop when it's raining out?  Or don't you drive it then?  You need to use some real oil in there.  White grease lube drys out and can't penetrate.  Try to hit the wheel with some PB Blaster.  It will only last a few days, but it will get in there and tell the story.  If that works, get in there with an oil can and some real oil.  Home cheapo has an oil can with a flex neck.  Then you don't have to get those Ham Hocks of yours in the Jam. 
 
Be careful. . I wouldn't want one of those Pacific winds blowing the door shut on those hands. . .Some poor guy may not get his benefits!
 
Stan. . .there's always Plan D
 
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009, 08:05:25 PM »

get in on the passenger side...........

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 02:06:40 PM »

Bob, I had to do that last weekend when the door got stuck a few times!  It had been raining for a few days at that point.

Steve, I'll benefits you!   "Burn it", he sez..."might not get benefits" he sez


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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 02:07:53 PM »

Oh, I drive Chaz rain or shine (he could use a wash as I type this...  )

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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 08:58:48 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 11:32:15 AM »

Moe, did you ever find out why your passenger door would not fully close?
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2009, 01:08:02 PM »

Scott, I think it was due to the car having a full load.  It hasn't done it since   Weird.

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009, 01:17:09 PM »

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Scott, I think it was due to the car having a full load.  It hasn't done it since   Weird.
 
Full load of what?  Laundry?
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 01:30:51 PM »


Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: Moesy
Scott, I think it was due to the car having a full load.  It hasn't done it since   Weird.
 

Nuh-uhn...not gonna get me to bite THAT one

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2009, 10:03:21 AM »

Correct, after all, my wife and daughter were in the back!
 

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