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Old 05-20-2008, 05:02 PM
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Door won't SHUT.

Ok, so I get my new door seals from BJ's (thanks Brent) and get them installed today. The passenger door shuts just fine, needs a tad bit more force than before but I am not trying to knock the rust off of the truck. The drivers door on the other hand seems to need more As$ than I carry with me to get it to close fully.
I adjusted the strike plate. That didn't help.
Any suggestions?

I feel like I am practicing for a DV marathon.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:50 PM
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you can adjust your door striker as well as your hinges to help with that. It'll take a little time for them to break in and become more soft (better than breaking in too fast and not sealing for very long). You can also leave a window slightly down (1/16" or so) as that will allow some air to escape while shutting the doors, helping it close a little easier.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:09 PM
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you can adjust your door striker as well as your hinges to help with that. It'll take a little time for them to break in and become more soft (better than breaking in too fast and not sealing for very long). You can also leave a window slightly down (1/16" or so) as that will allow some air to escape while shutting the doors, helping it close a little easier.


That's assuming there are no holes in the floor and the jeep is actually airtight
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:45 PM
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you can adjust your door striker as well as your hinges to help with that. It'll take a little time for them to break in and become more soft (better than breaking in too fast and not sealing for very long). You can also leave a window slightly down (1/16" or so) as that will allow some air to escape while shutting the doors, helping it close a little easier.

Thanks Ryan, that helps some with getting it closed. I think I have an issue with the door opening mechanism tho. Once I get in and close it i have to pull the handle and shoulder the door at the same time to get it to pop open. some serious spring on the door. I'll keep tinkering.
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That's assuming there are no holes in the floor and the jeep is actually airtight

this one (unlike my last 3) has no rust holes anywhere. so you can imagine my surprise when the door wouldn't shut. LOL
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:52 PM
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Re-adjust your latch and/or hinges some more. You should be able to pull the handle easily and the door should pop open.

My passenger side door was really hard to open until I re-adjusted the latch. Now it opens as easily as a modern car door.
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