Re: [DML] New Owner with Questions
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Re: [DML] New Owner with Questions

On Aug 28, 2005, at 2:46 PM, jedimasterglenn wrote:
> 3.  The doors won't stay aloft by themselves.  The previous owner
> claimed that the torsion bars need adjusting and said that the
> struts are fine.  Is this correct?

Errr, no.  The torsion bars do need adjustment sometimes, but it's an 
arduous (and possibly dangerous) procedure.  I need to replace my door 
struts about every 2 years.

Get someone to hold up the door while you remove the strut (the door is 
HEAVY).  Slowly lower the door, and it should stop just before reaching 
the bottom, about 3-6 inches from the sill to the bottom edge of the 
door.  If the latches hit and/or catch, you'll probably need a torsion 

Over-torqued torsion bars can damage the car.  However, I have no idea 
how one would over-torque these items, since getting them to the proper 
torque requires a breaker bar, a long pipe attached to the breaker bar, 
and a large person attached to the pipe.  And if you do it wrong, 
you'll shatter your back window.

Try new struts first.

Gus Schlachter
VIN #4695
Austin, TX

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