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After all the work i did on the pi swap and it is finnaly running the drivers side door decides it doesnt want to close anymore. one of the locks on the door moves alright while the other moves slightly but feels loose or broken.

any tips on how to get the door to close?
 

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Go to the junk yard get another part, and fix it?? Sorry I had to lol. It isn't like the 4 door cars you can tie it shut through the windows :D :rofl: :rofl: But seriously that is what I would do. It shouldn't be that costly of a part, it might take a bit of time to fix it though.

BTW the new PI sounds great!! Good Job!! Can't wait to see what the green beast does with the PI we won in the raffle:D
 

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boy does this sound familar, this car needs hinges? if so, do that first , then get a NEW latch , i wouldnt recomend used from personal experience. also replace the striker at the same time. you need to aslo verfiy that the power door lock actuator isnt hanging up. thats whats currently wrong with my 92 car,
 

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the hinges that hold up the door are fine, just one of the inner locks moves loosely and wont allow the door to fully engage on the round striker.
 

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go buy a new latch
 

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where do you buy a new latch? can you get one at the dealership? i think tomorrow when i get my car on the street for the first time in 2 months im gonna go the the exhaust shop so they can cut and attach new downtubes then off to the dealership to get a new latch put in.

are they pretty easy to put in?
 

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they are a bear, but doable, yes i would get a new one from a dealer, i wouldnt go to any dealer unless you have one who wont rape ya,
 

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do thru here thru here , you have multiple avenues
 

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that or just give it to the mechanic down the street that works outta his garage. my hands are too big for such a small job
 

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i was talking for the part at least
 

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yes the latch is closed and wont let the striker in. it was working fine then i had to start pushing onto it to make it close, then it doesnt close anymore.
 

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right before it wouldnt close anymor i had to pull pretty hard on the door for it to open. as soon as i got it open it happened.
 

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theres also a peice of rubber around the strifker bolt. Make sure its still there and didnt wear away in any places.
 

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are the brass bushings in teh hinges worn out? you could try replacing those along with youre latch... especially if your door is sagging. that brass is pretty soft.
 

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theres also a peice of rubber around the strifker bolt. Make sure its still there and didnt wear away in any places.
Is the striker a dealer-only part?

Al
 
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