door hinge (not striker) adjustment - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 186
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
skregal is on a distinguished road
Default door hinge (not striker) adjustment

Does anyone have any experience with adjusting a door hinge. My rear passenger door does not fit right. It needs to be raised. I can adjust the striker fine but then the door rubs at the lower outside fender curve when closed. If I adjust the striker higher the door doesn't rub but it will not close easily and needs to be slammed to make the latch engage. I can see that the bolts holding the hinge to the car have paint scratched off of them....so the door has been removed or adjusted before. You can tell by comparing it to the other side of the car that the whole door should be higher so the gaps are smooth and uniform around the rear edge of the door. Luckily it doesn't leak, but the rubbing is wearing off the paint on the door edge. If this isn't a job for a single person or novice let me know.
skregal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

I've never done it, but these are the instructions. I'd think that it would be much harder to do by yourself, than if you had a helper who could hold things in place while you tighten.


Adjustments

IMPORTANT: If the door hinge bolts are removed, the anchor plate will fall into the door causing a complete teardown to replace.

1. Loosen the hinge fasteners in order to adjust the door at the door hinge pillar in the following directions:
o Up or down
o In or out
2. Reposition the door as needed.
3. Adjust for a limited up or down movement at the body side hinge attachments. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Position the door fore or aft at the body hinge pillar attachment. Perform the following steps as needed:

4.1. Loosen the fasteners.
4.2. Reposition the door.
4.3. Tighten the fasteners.

Tighten
Tighten the fasteners to 34 N.m (25 lb ft) .

5. Adjust the lock striker. Refer to Lock Striker Adjustment - Door.
6. If more adjustment is needed, remove the door.
7. Remove the hinges from the pillar and the door.
8. Ream the stud holes in the pillar side of the hinges in order to allow for more adjustment.
9. Reinstall the hinges to the pillar and the door. Leave the nuts on the pillar side of the hinge loose.
10. Align the door as needed.
11. Position the door fore or aft at the body hinge pillar attachment. Perform the following steps as needed:

11.1. Loosen the fasteners.
11.2. Reposition the door.
11.3. Tighten the fasteners.

Tighten
Tighten the fasteners to 34 N.m (25 lb ft) .
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 2000 SSEi and one of our 2009 Oshkosh Striker's Purplehazeir Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 3 07-09-2009 07:17 AM
awful noisy worn out door hinge spidey3479 1987-1991 11 05-21-2007 04:11 AM
Door hinge similarities trigga_b General GM Chat 3 02-23-2007 12:47 PM
New upper door hinge pins for my Bravada swartlkk Lounge 0 05-01-2005 01:52 PM
Door hinge bushings randman1 1992-1999 4 09-05-2004 03:56 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.