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post #1 of 17 Old 09-30-2007, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Driver side door "popping", need new restraining "bracket"?

Anyone know if/where (exc the dealer) they sell new driver side door bracket thingies that are bolted to the body and have the little pin through them that operates the door tensioning/restraining thing? Sorry my terminology sucks, I dont know what to call them. But anyway, my little piece has its hole rounded out from too much use over the years (i know that sounds funny) and the door pin "pops" every time I open and close the door. If no one knows what the hell im talking about I can post a pic tomorrow after work... Thanks in advance!


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post #2 of 17 Old 09-30-2007, 08:05 PM
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i think theyre called door helpers. no idea where to get them though.

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Mine does the exact same thing. Must be a common problem. Check a junk yard, you might be able to find one that is in better shape (literally) than yours.

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Mine does the same thing. Hammer out pin, replace with bolt that fits the hole. Did that to my passenger door and it's perfect now. Have to do my driver's door one of these days.
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post #5 of 17 Old 09-30-2007, 08:33 PM
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Mine used to do that. It ended up being a combination of the door pin and the bearing mechanisim inside the door. I just went to the U-Pull-It and grabbed a couple new ones. I also picked up a new pin for the hinge. Now my doors close like new.

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mine did it bad when i first bought it, i hit it with some spray lithium grease and its been nice and smooth since

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They are actually called door checks, and the trick to lubricating them is to get the lube on the spring and rollers which are out of view just inside the door. Those of you who have had one apart know what I'm talking about. It is also a good idea to snug down the mounting bolts once in a while, as they can loosen resulting in damage to the mounting area on the door. Unfortunately they need to be there, and removing them will result in damage to not only the door, but the fender as well, ask me how I know.

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i believe you can get them at www.teamcherokee.com thats where i got mine i think


http://www.teamcherokee.com/Door_and...ems/index.html

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i believe you can get them at www.teamcherokee.com thats where i got mine i think


http://www.teamcherokee.com/Door_and...ems/index.html

hope that helps
Thats a good price on the kit. When I replaced mine the checks were about 23 bucks apiece, and the roll pin and bracket had to be purchased seperately, another 6 bucks, and this was from the dealer.

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post #10 of 17 Old 09-30-2007, 11:02 PM
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Nice. I was wondering about these myself. The pin is missing on my drivers-side door. PO put a wire staple in the thing (pops like crazy)
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post #11 of 17 Old 09-30-2007, 11:58 PM
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Yea, get them on teamcherokee. They're called door checks. Mine is bent inside the door which is making the popping noise.

I'd advise against just removing them especially on a 2 door because the 2 door is so much heavier that when I removed mine it ended up breaking the weld on the hinges so I had to reweld all the hinges back up and then put the checker back in.

I'm planning on getting that kit as well to replace my driver side checker though. Good luck and post up some pictures if you do end up doing an install of those.

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Awesome! Thanks for all the helpful replies. I ordered them from teamcherokee since I dont have a ton of time to get to the junkyard. Thats a project for next weekend if they ship them asap!

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They are actually called door checks, and the trick to lubricating them is to get the lube on the spring and rollers which are out of view just inside the door. Those of you who have had one apart know what I'm talking about. It is also a good idea to snug down the mounting bolts once in a while, as they can loosen resulting in damage to the mounting area on the door. Unfortunately they need to be there, and removing them will result in damage to not only the door, but the fender as well, ask me how I know.
In my case it's the actual pin that pops. The hole has rounded out over time and as the pressure builds when opening the door, it shifts it's weight and makes a pop noise. On my passenger side, someone put a bolt there that fits the larger hole better, however I need to do something to my driver's side now I suppose. Not sure if I'm going to use a bolt, or just drill the hole a little bigger (so it's not an oval) and find a pin of some sort that fits.
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In my case it's the actual pin that pops. The hole has rounded out over time and as the pressure builds when opening the door, it shifts it's weight and makes a pop noise. On my passenger side, someone put a bolt there that fits the larger hole better, however I need to do something to my driver's side now I suppose. Not sure if I'm going to use a bolt, or just drill the hole a little bigger (so it's not an oval) and find a pin of some sort that fits.
You can drill a larger hole, and get a hardened roll pin of the proper size to tap in there, keep it lubed, and it should last quite awhile.

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post #15 of 17 Old 10-02-2007, 09:43 AM
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Would bad door checks also cause the door to not stay open on it's own? Mine wants to close itself all of the time...
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