Driver side door "popping", need new restraining "bracket"? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Technical Forum > Driver side door "popping", need new restraining "bracket"?

XHD Heavy-Duty Hood Latches for JK and TJ available at OcoRough Country Lift Kits and Parts!Clayton Off Road WJ Long Arm Kits!

Reply
Unread 09-30-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
19OlllllllO41
Jeep Addict
 
19OlllllllO41's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,746
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!

__________________
'93 YJ (Under Construction)
'05 TJ Rubicon (Electric Lime Green)
Gone but not forgotten:
'83 CJ7
'92 YJ
'00 XJ
'99 TJ
'05 TJ Rubicon (Impact Orange)
19OlllllllO41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 08:05 PM   #2
NinjaofDoom
Registered User
1990 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 567
i think theyre called door helpers. no idea where to get them though.
__________________
There was the episode where I threw my shoe at the enemy, like this!.... my foots cold.
NinjaofDoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 08:11 PM   #3
Pincombe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 97
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.
__________________
2000 XJ, 4.0L, 3" Rough Country, T/C lower, 31" Firestone Destination MTs, K&N,bored TB, Dynomax Cat back, Raybestos Brutestop slotted rotors, Raybestos Ceramic pads / shoes, Surco Safari Basket with 6 Eagle Eye 5" 100watt lights, AVS bug deflector,Nates 4x4 custom front bumper, Tail shades, Viper security w/ remote start. Clarion CD, Kenwood EQ, 3 Kenwood amps, 2 sets of MTX componets, and 2 10" MTX Subs.
Pincombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 08:19 PM   #4
itasor
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central NY (Oneida)
Posts: 2,469
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.
itasor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 08:33 PM   #5
TMXONR
Registered User
1987 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
Posts: 808
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.
__________________
'87 XJ: Front 3-link with coilovers, sits at 4.5" of lift | Custom front bumper | Custom rear bumper | Custom Rock Rails | Tow hooks and Rear hitch | Warn M8000 | Racing seats | Factory D44 in the rear | 33x12.50 Interco TrXus MT's on Mickey Thompson 15x8 Classic Lock's | 4.56 gears | ECTED's front and rear | RCV front axle shafts

Blue Jeep Club #244
TMXONR is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 08:44 PM   #6
DementedXJ
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 176
mine did it bad when i first bought it, i hit it with some spray lithium grease and its been nice and smooth since
__________________
2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab, 4.7l, 2" BB, bfg AT
1997 Mustang GT
DementedXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 10:18 PM   #7
Slowride63
Registered User
XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming
Posts: 880
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.
__________________
88 Cherokee. 4.5". 33's
90 Cherokee. 2" BB . 31's
97 Grand Cherokee. Stock for now
[COLOR="Red"]Red Jeep Club #364[/COLOR]
[COLOR="White"]Low Output 4 Cylinder Jeep Club #101[/COLOR]
Slowride63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 10:21 PM   #8
jeepsurfgirls
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 260
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
__________________
"Your not Jeepin until you get stuck"

"Im not jeepin unless i break something"
jeepsurfgirls is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 10:32 PM   #9
Slowride63
Registered User
XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming
Posts: 880
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepsurfgirls
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.
__________________
88 Cherokee. 4.5". 33's
90 Cherokee. 2" BB . 31's
97 Grand Cherokee. Stock for now
[COLOR="Red"]Red Jeep Club #364[/COLOR]
[COLOR="White"]Low Output 4 Cylinder Jeep Club #101[/COLOR]
Slowride63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 11:02 PM   #10
ObiWanCanoli
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 81
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)
ObiWanCanoli is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-30-2007, 11:58 PM   #11
JohnnyEpic
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Independence, MO
Posts: 356
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.
__________________
1993 XJ 2 Door Country 4.0 Litre HO, AW4
Suspension: 3" Rough Country lift with full leaf packs and HD lower control arms | RE Gen2 Swaybar Quick Disconnects
Wheels & Tires: 31x10.50R15 BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO | Cragar Black Soft 8's 15x8 4" BS
Recovery: Rock Lizard Rock Monitor Front Bumper | Drawtite Rear Hitch | Hi-Lift All Cast 48" | Hi-Lift Wheel Adapter
Lights: Four 6" Round 100 watt lights | Two rectangular backup lights | Two Hella 500FF lights on front bumper
Other: Surco 45x50 Sarari Rack | Tranny cooler | Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Seat Covers
Coming Soon: Detours USA Tailbone Tire-Carrier | AJ's Super Rock Rails
JohnnyEpic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-01-2007, 04:48 PM   #12
19OlllllllO41
Jeep Addict
 
19OlllllllO41's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,746
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!
__________________
'93 YJ (Under Construction)
'05 TJ Rubicon (Electric Lime Green)
Gone but not forgotten:
'83 CJ7
'92 YJ
'00 XJ
'99 TJ
'05 TJ Rubicon (Impact Orange)

Last edited by 19OlllllllO41; 10-01-2007 at 04:58 PM..
19OlllllllO41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-01-2007, 04:52 PM   #13
itasor
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central NY (Oneida)
Posts: 2,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slowride63
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.
itasor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-01-2007, 07:38 PM   #14
Slowride63
Registered User
XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming
Posts: 880
Quote:
Originally Posted by itasor
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.
__________________
88 Cherokee. 4.5". 33's
90 Cherokee. 2" BB . 31's
97 Grand Cherokee. Stock for now
[COLOR="Red"]Red Jeep Club #364[/COLOR]
[COLOR="White"]Low Output 4 Cylinder Jeep Club #101[/COLOR]
Slowride63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-02-2007, 09:43 AM   #15
brent_strong
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 118
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...
brent_strong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.