Author Topic: Help-I can't close my drivers door  (Read 396 times)

revilla

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Re: Help-I can't close my drivers door
« Reply #15 on: 27 June 2019, 12:10 AM »
Hello Diesel,

I'm not familiar with the shims.  Where are they located and what's their role, to align what?  Maybe shimming is complementary to the handle adjustment to arrive at a perfect opening/closing door.

Thanks in advance

Robert

Robert
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Re: Help-I can't close my drivers door
« Reply #16 on: 27 June 2019, 11:31 AM »
Between the  Locking Eye Striker and the door frame it self there is a thin piece of metal shim, if you remove the eye striker the shim is right there. Take one off another door and see if two makes it any better. When adjusting it tighten the bolts but make sure the striker can self adjust when the door is fully closed. Once adjusted crank the bolts down and your set.

This thread: https://forum.w116.org/mechanicals/one-finger-door-close/
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revilla

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Re: Help-I can't close my drivers door
« Reply #17 on: 27 June 2019, 12:02 PM »
Ok thanks.
I’ll check that out.
R
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Re: Help-I can't close my drivers door
« Reply #18 on: 27 June 2019, 08:16 PM »
If they are NLA I have thick and thin shims I can ship to people.
1980 300SD Worn out Engine
1979 280SE Euro Spec Import Crank Windows and Cloth Seats, needs head rebuild, and WUR rebuild
1979 300CD


Inventory of w116 Parts
https://www.ebay.com/usr/vintagepartsandstuff/