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    What keeps the door proped open

    My Drivers door when I open it all the way it comes right back at me. I imagine this is just a hinge but what needs replaced? When these doors come back to hit you OMG it hurts like hell!!!!

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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    it is an easy fix. There is a pivot arm that mounts to the body with 1 bolt and to the door with 2 bolts. It prolly broke. To fix the prob just take off the bolt from the body, then pull the gromet off of the door and then you can access the 2 10 mm bolts on the door. The downside is that the part has to be removed from the inside of the door by removing the door panel
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    normally one of the rollers breaks or the arm snaps. usually when the door is opened past its lmit too many times. I changed the one in my car from a good one from a j/y and it is good as new. 30 mins tops
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    Quote Originally Posted by rockfangd
    it is an easy fix. There is a pivot arm that mounts to the body with 1 bolt and to the door with 2 bolts. It prolly broke. To fix the prob just take off the bolt from the body, then pull the gromet off of the door and then you can access the 2 10 mm bolts on the door. The downside is that the part has to be removed from the inside of the door by removing the door panel
    Taking off that door panel is a bitch So that whole assembly needs to be replaced??

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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    Quote Originally Posted by rockfangd
    normally one of the rollers breaks or the arm snaps. usually when the door is opened past its lmit too many times. I changed the one in my car from a good one from a j/y and it is good as new. 30 mins tops
    Can this be done without going through door panels?

    Previous cars door panels have been a NIGHTMARE!!!


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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    The door panels aren't that bad.. Remove the phillips screws and whatever big bolt might hold it on (it's been a LONG time since I've done first-gen doors), and get a trim removal tool. I can have the Regal's panels off in 3 minutes.
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    i can remove my door panel in less then 2 mins now
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    When you do get the new parts put in, remember to put a little grease/WD40 in their before you button it up. That will allow the new parts to break in the easy way
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereor...ndPrixFSpk.htm

    The same applies for the coupe. The you'll need a T-15 torx head to remove the window switch panel, and T-30 for the two main bolts under the arm rest and inside the cavity for the switch panel.

    It becomes a piece of cake after you do it once.

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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    Yeah, if your careful taking the door panel off shouldn't be too bad.

    Get the removal tool.

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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottster
    http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereor...ndPrixFSpk.htm

    The same applies for the coupe. The you'll need a T-15 torx head to remove the window switch panel, and T-30 for the two main bolts under the arm rest and inside the cavity for the switch panel.

    It becomes a piece of cake after you do it once.
    . x2 the job is pretty easy. Just dont forget to take off the mirror cable if you dont have power mirrors. Trust me it is not bad. I recently did one in about 20 mins
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    Crap. I've only had this car a month and I've already taken off (and put back on) both door panels, the panels inside the rear seating, the rear seats, the drivers seat, the entire dash, some of the carpeting, center arm rest. I guess that's it. I'll be fixing the pass-side rear seatbelt this weekend. (reminds me, I need to post up in audio...)

    Easy job to do. Just make sure you do what that GM Joseph said with the grease. Actually, I was thinkin graphite?
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    Quote Originally Posted by kuwaitliberation
    Crap. I've only had this car a month and I've already taken off (and put back on) both door panels, the panels inside the rear seating, the rear seats, the drivers seat, the entire dash, some of the carpeting, center arm rest. I guess that's it. I'll be fixing the pass-side rear seatbelt this weekend. (reminds me, I need to post up in audio...)

    Easy job to do. Just make sure you do what that GM Joseph said with the grease. Actually, I was thinkin graphite?
    I've heard that graphite will also work in this situation as well. Although, I've never tried it, so I don't know how long it holds up.
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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    Quote Originally Posted by blkinternational
    i can remove my door panel in less then 2 mins now
    I'm pretty much in the same boat. I'm probably gong to do it again pretty soon to hood the speakers back up in my door and to replace all the plastic clips in it.

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    Re: What keeps the door proped open

    I love doing door speakers at work on cars.
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