[DML] Heavy Door
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[DML] Heavy Door

You can look at the torsion bar to see if it is broken. It is the bar
that runs across the top of the door past the rear hinge. Not likely
it is broken but possible. More common is a worn out strut. Just
switch it with the other door and see what happens. There is also a
strut test over at dmcnews.com to check if you just need struts or a
torsion bar adjustment or both. If the struts are over 5 years old
just replace them both on the doors. Right now I would try a set from
Toby. His are supposed to be temperture compensating so the doors
won't sag when it gets cold and they won't fly up when it is hot.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Pasquale Lombardi" <pasquale.nj@xxxx>
> Hello Dave.
> My driver side door has become VERY HEAVY.
> I hate to think that something happened to the torsion bar.
> When the hydraulic piston goes bad, does the door become Very Heavy?
> If you suspect the piston, who sells the best ones?
> Thanks Dave.
> Pat in NJ.
> Car in UNION, NJ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of
> Martin Gutkowski
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 6:35 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Jumping Out of 5th Gear
> > Let's not forget the 5th gear retaining nut backing off. I know of 3
> > cars in this country that've suffered this fate, my own included,
> > and the gearbox specialist we use has seen many UN1's with the
> > same issue.  The Lotus guys know about it as do the Alpine guys.
> > It's one of those "very rare, but it happens" problems!
> > 
> > All UN1/369 gearbox parts are still available from Renault....
> > at a price.
> > 
> > Martin
> > DMC Ltd
> > www.delorean.co.uk
> [long quote trimmed by moderator]

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