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OK. Basically what the topic states. Is there a way to adjust our doors? :confused:
Sometimes I have to slam the door so it can close correctly. :mad: Also, my driver's side door has a bit of a gap once it is completely closed. I'm thinking of taking it to the dealer, but if it's an easy fix, maybe I can avoid the hassle?
Thanks in advance!
 

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One of my doors was that way,,the dealer will do it ,doesnt take long.I'd let them do it cause if it leaks it's there fault.lolWarranty adjustment
 

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It can be done, but you need two people.

Loosen the bolts that hold the door to the car and raise/lower. Remember, when it's lined up perfectly, gravity will pull it down, what, an inch after your buddy lets go of it. So if you hold it where you want it (i.e., perfectly lined up) it'll move down. So line it up a little ABOVE where you want it, then tighten the bolts. And start out by MARKING where the door was to begin with, in case you get so out of whack that it's sideways... you can put it back! :lol:

I took my doors all the way off to wire the speakers. When I put them back on it was still perfectly lined up. And I did it with no assistance from anyone else, so it's really not that hard if *I* can do it! :lol:
 

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You can also adjust the door latch bracket on the door jam. Just loosen the two screws (be careful not to strip the screwheads) Reposition the bracket by pushing it back a little. Then tighten. It's best to use a 1/4" ratchet with an adapter and a phillips bit so you can get some torque on it to tighten it. I had the door gap problem and this adjustment worked to fix it.
 

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If it's not closing all the way just tap the striker ( little "C" shaped thing on the body) with a hammer. Hit it on the bottom. It will slide back.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. But since my crash, I think I'll bitch & complain to the bodyshop to align the door for me. :curse:

:devil: ;) :biggest:
 

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Driver door had a gap... brought it to the dealer this past Friday, got it back it was fixed...went out to the car Sunday, the gap was back :curse: Scooby has to go back to the doctor :(
 
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