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Old 01-14-2003, 09:26 PM
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124 door closing problems

It sounds silly, I know. But for the life of me I can not fiqure out why it is beginning to take several hard slams to close my 124's driver's door.

The door jams seem tight, nothing is loose or worn, the seat belt is not in the way.... what can it be? Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old 01-15-2003, 08:54 AM
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Take a can of spray silicone and lube the seals. WAxing the door jamb helps too. This time of year old rubber gets kinda stiff and needs a little extra "lube" to get moving. If nothing else this is a good, simple starting point.




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Old 01-15-2003, 10:38 AM
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I have found that the striker plates, if even just a tiny bit out of line, can make it difficult to close them doors. That, combined with the stiff seals, would probably be it.
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Old 01-15-2003, 11:51 AM
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I have found that the striker plates, if even just a tiny bit out of line, can make it difficult to close them doors.
ditto that. My striker plates is making my driver door not close properly. I am goign to have my door adjusted soon.
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Old 01-15-2003, 12:30 PM
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Funny how everyone gets the same type of problems at the same time!

My W124 driver's side door is doing the same thing!
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:18 PM
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Possibly the latch mechanism is sticking in the 'unlatched' position. Happens a lot, particularly in icy regions like mine. With door open, use WD40 to clean mechanism, and get it to latch and unlatch freely using screwdriver to poke at it. Wait a few minutes for the bulk of the WD to evaporate or runoff, then spray mechanism with lithium grease.

My hood latch froze open last night...
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Old 01-15-2003, 07:12 PM
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Thanks guys.

It has been a busy week and I will be traveling until Saturday
I will let you all know what I determine then.
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