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Old 12-06-2009, 01:56 PM
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doors that wont stay open..

I am hoping that this is a somewhat simple fix... my Drivers door wont stay open as well as the rear hatch door. all the other doors stay open just fine. it's just these 2.

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Old 12-06-2009, 01:57 PM
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you need to replace the door check strap.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:13 PM
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yep, they're easy to come by, easy to replace. JY or new.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:13 PM
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And the cylinders on the rear hatch.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:33 PM
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Yup, door check strap for the driver's door and hatch struts for the hatch.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:20 PM
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I dont see a place for Hatch struts.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:33 PM
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Sounds like you could use the W124 FSM, and the EPC ( http://epc.startekinfo.com/epc/ )

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:46 PM
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that shock looks like a pita to get to.. where is it tucked away in?
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:59 PM
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Half hour job to replace both hatch struts.

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