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Username Post: Door Sticks        (Topic#354164)
TYTILIDIE 
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12-01-18 02:33 PM - Post#2753012    

My passenger side door sticks shut most of the time but not always. I'd say its about 80/20. If you are in the car, you have to pull the handle up as normal but you have to give a pretty good shoulder bump to get the thing open. It sits pretty straight, I have played with the striker a million times, there is a wear mark on the top of the striker on the door side which would seem like a plain indicator but again, nothing seems to help. I am out of ideas. Tried the search which brought me no goodies.

Any thoughts?

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DonSSDD 
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12-01-18 02:38 PM - Post#2753014    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Put some masking tape in the area where you think the problem is to find exactly where it’s striking wrong, then gently close the door.

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PLS 
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12-01-18 05:51 PM - Post#2753033    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

You might try this. (With the door open does this spin freely when the thumb button is pushed in?)Lamar

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TYTILIDIE 
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12-02-18 08:54 AM - Post#2753086    
    In response to PLS

It does spin freely.

I am going to try the tape trick later today. I have adjusted as much as I can, not sure what to make of this.

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

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Keith_Knox 
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12-02-18 09:04 AM - Post#2753090    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

My 46 PU stuck when I got it. Found where it was rubbing and used a file to free it up.

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PLS 
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12-02-18 09:27 AM - Post#2753096    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

If had not I could give you a easy solution. Hopefully the other suggestion will do the trick for you. Lamar



 
Spas602 
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12-04-18 04:49 AM - Post#2753301    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

The door striker on the body is going out. I replaced the strikers on both my cars when i had the same problem. No issues with sticking since. Hope this helps.



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TYTILIDIE 
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12-05-18 06:47 PM - Post#2753540    
    In response to Spas602

Turns out I am a bonehead. I was playing with the striker this afternoon and noticed the spring loaded pin was stiff. I almost got out the lube but went to double check the driver's side. Turns out, the driver side was brand new and I thought to myself, "why would I put one new striker on and not the other"? So I went to my parts boxes and what do you know, I find a brand new right hand striker in the box. I installed it and all is well. Kind of embarrassing but it happens to the best of us I guess.

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
DonSSDD 
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12-06-18 02:47 AM - Post#2753586    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Thanks for being honest, its always nice when we find out something was fixed and the solution.

If we start a forum for "dumb" things we all did, it would be overflowing in no time, including a list of "spare" parts we have left over from buying things twice because we forgot we bought it already.

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