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Old 12-11-2003, 02:03 PM
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Door won't stay open

I ahve a 89 300E where one of the doors won't stay in place. If on a slant, the door shuts by itself. Is there a adjustment to the hinge? The other three works just fine. It is a rear door if that makes any difference.

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Old 12-11-2003, 02:42 PM
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You have a broken check strap. Get a new on from FastLane, then remove door panel and the three small bolts and pin at the door frame -- see the DIY secton for this job. Easy, and pretty cheap.

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