I just went to install new speakers in my XJ, and I go to remove the drivers side speaker. I pull it out, and there is this thing all tangled in with the wires, looks like some spring mechanism with a long arm on it.
I search around and realize it is the thing that holds the door open. So I check where it mounts on the door, and there is a big hole where the nut pulled through the metal.
Now I realize as long as I dont swing the door out and let it stress the hinges it should be ok without it, but should I try and fix it anyway? The only thing I can think to do would be to get some thin sheet metal, and sandwhich on either side of the door metal, then put the bolt through that. I can take some pics if you dont know what I'm talking about. I guess I could also bring the door to a local welder, see what he can do.
1988 XJ - 4.0; RE 3.5"; rear D44 w/ ZJ disc brakes; 31x10.50 BFG ATs; Sanden OBA