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Old 12-10-2002, 07:08 PM
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Hi Mike, it's been a long time since I did that job, but the best tip I can give you should save you a lot of time. The MB work instructions require removal of the door glass and some other stuff. It's very time consuming and not much fun at all. Try this instead. Remove the pivot pin that secures the check strap to the body. Install a temporary pin(a small pin punch works fine) and close the door to the last detent before the door is closed. Reach in and remove the temporary pin. With the check in this position you'll be able to remove the door check once it's unbolted. With the check in the fully open position it just won't fit past all the other stuff in there. I've used this trick before and it really works. I hope I haven't left anything out. Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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