[DML] Re: Doors
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[DML] Re: Doors

Yes -the door can move quite a bit on the hinge (there is a large captive-nut strip and the holes are oval). It is very difficult to get the door to move on the front hinge, though, due to the tension of the torsion bar trying to turn the hinge. 

When you loosened the bolt, the door probably moved downward on the hinge from its own weight, and now you need to lift it back up. To do this you may have to completely relax the torsion bar. Get help if you have not done this before - it's relatively dangerous (error = broken window/damaged bar/damage roof panel).

You MAY be able to loosen the two hinge bolts and using a pry bar against the body (move the weatherstrip) lift up on the door, so try that first. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Steve Jaeger" <sjaeger@...> wrote:
> I installed new a upper seal on the top of my drivers side door and the door alignment got all out of whack. I had loosened the hinge bolts to get room between the door skin and hinge and when I tightened everything back up and tried to close the door, the latches didn't line up with the pins. I took the seal back out but to no avail. I don't know how it got so out alignment. The main question is, is there any movement of the door on the front hinge? The door moves back and forth on the rear hinge easily but I can't get any movement of the front one. It is hard, if not impossible, to realign the door not being able to move it on the front hinge.
> Thanks
> Steve
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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