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THe other day, the driver's side door just stopped working correctly.

It doesn't seem to latch securely and rattles really bad when driving. It doesn't seem to be shutting right.

I looked at the pin that it latches to and it is secure. I also inspected the locking mechanism but no issue is readily apparent.

anyone know how to adjust or repair this or is their a write up?
 

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Thanks Maryland. Will check those out. Don't think it is the stripping because it just happened all of the sudden. if itis the strike, i think I will check the other doors too because the rear passenger seems to be making a noise too..
 

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These doors are fairly heavy and wear out the hinge where the pin rides. There are pin/bushing kits for these at most any auto parts store.

Also, there is a plastic sleeve on the adjustable post (or strike) that can wear.

Just so you know, factory ford door hinges are EXPENSIVE.
 

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Kimber I had forgotten, don't know how but those hinges were hinky but there are repair kit out there that give you bushings and pin. PITA the few times I did it.

HELP brand has them in blister packs.
 

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HELP! #38410. You'll need 2 for each door. The rear doors are a little different (bushings won't fit), but I used the same kit by reaming the bushing hole to fit the bushing. Cheers!
 

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The captions in this photo album explain just about everything you need to know about these doors, including alignment after replacing a hinge, hinge pin, or strike bushing.
 

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"the captions" in what photo Steve?
 

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Also, there is a plastic sleeve on the adjustable post (or strike) that can wear.

Kimber you hit it right on the head. There is a plastic sleeve that covers the pin that that lock grabs on the door. It had broken off and shattered allowing the door to move around about an 1/8th of an inch I'm guessing. Sounds terrible like the hinge is busted.

Anyway, for now I wrapped duct tape around the pin to keep the door from rattling around.

Anyone have a part # for the sleeve?
 

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It's all shown in that photo album.
 

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Thanks Steve!
 

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