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Old 03-23-2005, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hi! Passenger side door on my 93 Bonnie is sticking very hard. Here'* the situation:

For years, the passenger door lock would not unlock. I tried lubing things up, no luck. So I bought a new lock-turns out it is the whole inner piece involving locking and latching of the door. So I replaced this item. Door now locks and unlocks fine. It'* just darn hard to open or close

I know the basic door alignment should be fine, since I didn't mess with the hinge alignment screws. I don't see any place to adjust the striker (2 torx screw type) and don't have any adjustments that I can see for the latching mechanism. Wife is starting to get very irritated with me

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The FSM says tighten the striker finger tight to where it will move with force, then hold the outside door handle open and gently push door shut. Next unlatch and open door, then tighten striker.

Maybe those torx screws have nuts and slotted holes?
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Tried adjusting striker, it didn't move around even with both Torx screws loose.
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wat conditions are the weather stripping between door and frame? Put a bit of lube on those rubber pieces and see if that helps.. they maybe dryin and gunkin up to each other? Just thinkin out loud.. as I lube all the weather strippin on my car once a year and sometimes I will notice it stickin when I don't lube it for 3 years.
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No, it'* not the weatherstripping. Besides that the weatherstrip is fairly new, the door worked fine until I changed out the lock mechanism. That'* definitely the binding point.If I could only move the lock mechanism or the striker, I'd be fine.
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