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Unread 11-13-2004, 05:09 PM   #1
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How to adjust door?

I have a 97 sport with full doors and hardtop and somehow the drivers side door come out of square and is now pinching the frame at the top on the windshield side. There is a larger gap near the latch area than on the passenger side door.


How do I adjust the door back and down?



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Unread 11-14-2004, 12:02 AM   #2
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I have a 97 sport with full doors and hardtop and somehow the drivers side door come out of square and is now pinching the frame at the top on the windshield side. There is a larger gap near the latch area than on the passenger side door.


How do I adjust the door back and down?

thats pretty strange.

Id make sure nothing is stuck/jammed in the hinges on the body. also try checkin the door surrounds, the are held on with the 2 large hand bolts the screw into the roll cage
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Unread 11-14-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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Have you ever removed or loosened the hinges on your doors? It looks like they are out of alignment. You should be able to loosen them, adjust the position of the door, then tighten them back up.
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Unread 11-14-2004, 10:48 AM   #4
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Have you ever removed or loosened the hinges on your doors? It looks like they are out of alignment. You should be able to loosen them, adjust the position of the door, then tighten them back up.
They're torx-40 screws. Make sure you don't strip them. I had to use a impact driver to get mine loose.
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Unread 11-14-2004, 04:34 PM   #5
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I brought it used in august. I just noticed it or it just happened. There isn't any damage to the door anywhere. I can't imagine that I would not have noticed that before. I was getting water in the drivers side.

I have never touched the hinges or any part of the door.

Do I adjust the the hinge side on the door? Also, will it slide as I unloosen the three bolts?
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Unread 11-14-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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With the door closed and latched, loosen the torx-head bolts on the door-side of the hinge slightly, just enough so you can move the door around. Center it up in the door frame then tighten the torx-head bolts real snug.
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Thanks for the info. I'll try to fix it tomorrow.
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