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Sagging Door

Post by 1988SCWaggy » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:40 pm

My rear doors seem to drop a little when opened, so they don't close easily. Changing the hinge pin, changing the hinge, or adjusting the door the first path to take?

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Re: Sagging Door

Post by Stuka » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:09 pm

When the door is open and you lift up on it, where is the play? Should give you an idea.
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Re: Sagging Door

Post by RamJetFSJ » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:44 am

I have the same problem (same door even). I haven’t been able to find replacement hinge pins/bushings, but I’m sure modifying something from another vehicle could work, or replace the sloppy hinge with a known good one.
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Re: Sagging Door

Post by dodgerammit » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:25 pm

Mine was similar. However, as Stuka mentioned, try the lift while open method. In my case, there was no hinge pin issue as I got no wiggle. Instead, it was just poor alignment from the factory. Removing the door panel and lifting the Duct tape locations where the hinges go into the door gives you the adjustment access for "fitting the door square with the hole". The door jamb points give you the "tilt inward/outward top to bottom" adjustment. These doors are heavy.

Have a buddy to assist if you need to realign.

Once the door fits the hole okay, double check your striker alignment. May need moved/shimmed once you adjust the doors.
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Re: Sagging Door

Post by RamJetFSJ » Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:58 am

The rear door doesn't have the same adjustment as the fronts, making it a bit harder to make up for this type of sag. I adjusted my striker to lift the back of the door up into place when its closed, but it does make it harder to shut.
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Re: Sagging Door

Post by dodgerammit » Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:22 pm

RamJetFSJ wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:58 am
The rear door doesn't have the same adjustment as the fronts, making it a bit harder to make up for this type of sag. I adjusted my striker to lift the back of the door up into place when its closed, but it does make it harder to shut.
Good point. I didn't even have to touch my rear doors, so I never gave them a second glance.
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