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Old 11-17-2002, 12:31 PM
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Door won't close

I hardly ever use my backdoors. One has been a little creaky. Well opened it wide and guess what....it refuses to close. It is stuck wide open. Thank God I was at home. It barely fit in the garage. Anyone know how to remedy? I'm pretty sure that I have to take apart the door. Thanks in advance.....
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Old 11-17-2002, 02:19 PM
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Sounds like the check strap seized. Between the hinges should be the check strap, may be under a rubber boot. Try oiling the strap and see if you can get the door closed. Inexpensive part and yes the inner panel needs to come off. There is a DIY article on how to replace the strap.
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Old 11-17-2002, 02:24 PM
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Thanks, I'll try it this evening.
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Old 11-17-2002, 03:57 PM
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I had this problem on my 190E once. If wobbled it quite hard for a while and eventually it unseized. It's not been a problem since.

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Old 11-18-2002, 10:11 AM
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Well you guys were right, it was the door strap. I got some oil on it and about 5 minutes later it closed. It's still very rough. Is there supposed to be some sort of lubricant in that mechanism?
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