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Old 12-28-2009, 01:02 PM
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Door Striker

Does anyone know of a source for the Door Striker "tongue"? Does this belong on the Unobtanium list too? Looks like the whole striker assembly is $32.

I had the drivers rear break off today (black one). I had to wedge a little piece of wood in the slot to get the door to shut.

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Old 12-28-2009, 02:20 PM
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You have a PNP? remove a few striker plates from the rear doors, they
don`t get used as much as the front door.

If you go with the new $32 one, it will be good for as long as you own the car.

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:10 AM
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So, there are no sources for just the "tongue"? Has anyone tried to go to the dealer and buy just that part? Curious... I may drop in there tomorrow.

No PNP's around here.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:16 PM
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These tongues are unobtanium.

Where are you getting the strikers for $32 new?

PNP's seem to be the way to go for most of us.

You may want to ask any forum members if they could 'obtanium' for you...
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Door check/stop

You may be referring to the door check / door stop.
When they go bad there is a clunk when you open the door.
They are under 20.00 new. Buy a new one and forget the PNP.

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Old 12-29-2009, 12:52 PM
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These tongues are unobtanium.

Where are you getting the strikers for $32 new?

PNP's seem to be the way to go for most of us.

You may want to ask any forum members if they could 'obtanium' for you...
Thats what I figured. I'm going to go into the local dealer tomorrow and just "see what they say". I was browsing through Fastlane or AllParts. $32 through Phil (plus shipping).

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You may be referring to the door check / door stop.
When they go bad there is a clunk when you open the door.
They are under 20.00 new. Buy a new one and forget the PNP.

Jeff
No, this is the door striker. When the little tongue breaks off (below the hole) the door will not close at all or you have to slam the hell out of it to get it to shut. Thanks though.

Jimmy has a good thread up here somewhere with pics.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:11 PM
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UPDATE!

Well, Thanks to Charlie I got this done! Many thanks!

After reading some old threads I was a little apprehensive about doing this. But, I got it done. It was amazingly easy. I'm sure some of this has to do with the whole "southern car thing".

I put some PB Blaster around the heads and around the back of the old striker hoping some of the sfuff would find its way around to the threads (it did). After an hour of soaking I started removing the hex bolts for the drivers rear door striker. I did not clean the area around the striker plate. The dirt and grime left a good mark for me to re-align later. I used a cheapie 5mm 3/8" drive hex bit and my trusty MAC 3/8" drive socket wrench. All the bolts came out really easy and with no drama at all.

Upon installing the new striker I found that the aligning the door was a cinch following the mark left behind by the dirt. If you mess it up they are fairly easy to align. So, it is not that big of a deal. I suppose if you are really worried, you could mark the area with a pencil or sharpie before removing the old striker.


When I was finished, I went around and cleaned, polished and lubed all the other latches. I also inspected the rest of the strikers and found the passengers rear to be bad too! I replaced it along with the other one.


**A WARNING** Some of the threads I was reading discussed loosing the "threaded mounting bar" into the abyss in the B and C pillars. So, upon removing the last bolt on each bar.... I gave a little push to be sure they would not fall. Mine did not budge as seen in the pics. But, others have lost them. Pics below:


Here you can see the broken tongue "pulling out" on the passengers side.


Removing the bolts on the passengers striker. 3/8" drive 5mm Hex socket.


Here you can see the bottom of the good striker and the bad one. Note that the bottom tongue is gone too. The bad one is off of the drivers side. In the foreground is the cheapie 5mm hex bit I used.


Here is the striker outer tongue on the drivers side. A you can see... Nothing is left.


The "threaded bars" and the dirty residue.


New striker installed, cleaned, polished and lubed.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:48 PM
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I fashioned a tongue insert from a Home Depot wooden paint stir stick. Took a little carving but the thickness was perfect and its still working almost a year later. Here's my previous post Need MB part # for Door Locking Eylet Part

Btw, this is on my front driver door on my daily driver...lots of use and still working Knock on wood

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These tongues are unobtanium.

Where are you getting the strikers for $32 new?

PNP's seem to be the way to go for most of us.

You may want to ask any forum members if they could 'obtanium' for you...

http://catalog.peachparts.com/ShopByVehicle.epc?q=&yearid=1983@@1983&makeid=63@@MERCEDES+BENZ@@X&modelid=6191%3AMBC%7C1504%3AED%7C10000135@@300D&catid=241766@@Body+Mechanical+%26+Trim&subcatid=241818@@Door+Striker&applicationid=W0133-1632042&mode=PA

that is a rear door, front is about $5 more.

I did buy a new R/F door striker a few yrs ago and did pay $32. then after I got it, I realised I screwed up and ordered the wrong side.
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1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:41 PM
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I fashioned a tongue insert from a Home Depot wooden paint stir stick. Took a little carving but the thickness was perfect and its still working almost a year later. Here's my previous post Need MB part # for Door Locking Eylet Part

Btw, this is on my front driver door on my daily driver...lots of use and still working Knock on wood
Funny you mention that... I was actually playing with the idea of making (carving) one out of Teak. Then finishing it with varnish. It would look cool at least.

When the outer tongue goes bad, it is an easy repair. When the bottom tongue goes... You are screwed. As I'm sure you know, the outer tongue starts the latching process and the bottom tongue flips the latch all the way around to finish.

When adjusting the doors... It is a balancing act between too fan in, too far out and having the pin centered. If you have the striker "too far in" the door will not shut because (or you will have to slam the snot out of it) the latch cannot reach the bottom tounge to "flip it around". Too far out an the door will not seal properly.
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A little embarrassed to tell what I did in a pinch, but here it is. Like Neuman up above, I had a thick paint stirrer, the heavy ones Lowe's gives out with the 5 gallon buckets of paint. From this I made the correct size piece to go into the opening, tapping it in with a hammer. Once it was in I used a narrow wood chisel to remove the wood through the opening on the bottom of the striker. A year later I did the same with another door. Knock on wood (pun intended) no problems since
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I've got 4 new (to me- from genII cars) door strikers (two drivers/two passenger) for a w126 with excellent tongues, and four tongues with the rubber insert from the same- and there are more if I have lots of requests. The tongue can be used in the w123 or w126. There are two versions of the rubber insert, and two versions of the tongue (yellow and black) but both versions of the tongue are exactly the same shape and can be used on the drivers or passenger side of the car. The strikers are side specific. PM with interest.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:23 AM
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Well, Thanks to Charlie I got this done! Many thanks!...
I had posted this same write up four years back- but deleted many of my technical threads when I left the forum for a spell. Thanks for the re-write- great pictorial!
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I had posted this same write up four years back- but deleted many of my technical threads when I left the forum for a spell. Thanks for the re-write- great pictorial!
you deleted your threads? ... this is strictly forbidden, and illegal you understand?
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you deleted your threads? ... this is strictly forbidden, and illegal you understand?
I can delete my posts- and if I post all the posts in a thread- where does that lead? Can you link the rules that say it's illegal to delete your threads? Here's what I found-


The owners of PeachParts, LLC reserve the right to delete, undelete, edit, move or close any thread or post for any reason. All posts and threads become the property of PeachParts, LLC once posted on this site.


but each person can delete a post also -so where does that leave us? Anyways this is not the place for such a discussion about a four year old issue.


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