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door shuts like S***

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by The85k5, Mar 6, 2001.

  1. The85k5

    The85k5 1/2 ton status

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    Both my driver and pasenger door in my 85 k5 wont shut unless you give it a good slam....i know its not a rice rocket or a bmw so you have to put some power into it but it has gotten worse....does anyone else have this problem and what should i do to fix it?
     
  2. Pugsley

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    Try adjusting your Nader pin (the gizmo that sticks out of the jamb) first, and see if you get any improvement. If not, you probably need to adjust the hinges.
     
  3. '73 K5

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    Probably just out of alignment. I went to a body shop before that had a tool that attached to the door and body and thats how it was adjusted. I don't know what its called, but it helped my Blazer out. Most any body shop should be able to help you out.

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  4. bennett

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    Replace the pin, pick one up in the "Help" section of any autozone. Mine was terrible until I changed the pin , by the way you hae to adjust the pin for depth and heighth, you'll see what I mean .
     
  5. 85Blazernga

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    On my 85, the bottom piece in the door that closes around the post on the body sticks closed. So when I close the door, the piece is closed and I have to manually push it open. Anyone know of any other causes of this problem other than needing lubrication?
     
  6. wayne

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    Check to make sure the hinge pins and bushings are good also.

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    Open the door and see if you can wiggle the door up and down. If so, then your hinges and/or bushings need to be replaced and chances are, if those need to be replaced then so does the little thing that sticks out of the door jam and possibly the latches. I would take it to a body shop cause they can align it if they have to.

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  8. Logan

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    If your doors aren't up&down loose, check your body mounts & bushings, too. Someone's web page had a writeup about replacing them with Polyurethane units, and it cleared up his sticky door problem.

    -al.
     
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    My door use to shut crappy also. My problem was that I smashed it against a rock one day 4 wheeling, and it bent the whole door down. I was able to stick my hand out of the crack between it and the body when the door was shut. I just bent it back to working condition and put shims between the door and the hinges to get it cocked in the right position. It works fine now but must be the ugliest thing i've ever done to it.

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  10. DMK

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    I agree with Bennet. My 78 k10's door would not shut unless it was slammed very hard. It also rattled when going over bumps. Replaced the pin fixed problem. Look to see if yours still has the bushing on them, they usally wear and fall off.
     
  11. Gandolf

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    Lube the hinges generously with WD40. Then open and close the doors repeatedly to work the oil in. You may have to spray it multiple times (hold a rag underneath to catch the drips). If after all that, it still doesn't improve, check all the things that were previously posted. Good Luck.


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  12. BillyBob

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    Well, since my tub is prettymuch shot now, my driver side door shuts when it wants to. I think it's cuz I don't have a rocker there anymore. Man, I dunno how the heck I'm going to sell my truck, but I hope to!

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