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Old 06-26-2001, 09:55 PM
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My 123 door strap started groaning so I shot it with wd40 which has made it worse. If I open up the door panel and take it out is it repairable or should I just order the new part?
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Old 06-26-2001, 11:51 PM
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if white lithium grease cannot make the door check quiet, replace it, it is cheap and the odds are not with you to actually get the thing apart safely.
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Old 06-27-2001, 12:02 AM
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Replace the door stop. Easiest repair I know of and not too expensive.
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Old 07-02-2001, 06:10 PM
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Groaning door straps: renewal; always! I have seen several doors that didn't close anymore because of a worn door strap. The part is cheap and renewal is easy.

1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
(the Netherlands)
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Old 07-02-2001, 11:37 PM
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There is an old style and a new style door strap. The old style can be easily dissassembled and tweaked- regreased. The new style is garbage. Even if you have to go to a junkyard, get the old style. (Have a look at both.) DB
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