Tonight I opened the rear passenger side door of my 1982 300D to let my 4 yr old granddaughter in, and it wouldn't close afterwards! It bent the door retainer link, and the only way I could get it to close (I wasn't at home, either) was to finish bending the link, or arm until it broke in half. So now I will be needing a new door retainer! The question is, what kind of maintenance should the retainers have, and how often? I was really amazed, as the door has performed quite normally until tonight. Thanks in advance for your information!
1977 Jag XJ6L
1974 M/B 280C