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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 06, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Door "pops" when I open it...?

When I open my doors, the hinge makes a loud "pop" right at the point before it is fully open. It seems as if the hinge is binding and then releases.

The doors do not sag and they close like new.

I've tried liberal amounts of lithium grease but it seems the problem is more that that.
Any ideas what this might be?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 06, 08:04 AM
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Re: Door "pops" when I open it...?

Does the detent roller appear to be in good shape. I know mine is so worn out you can see daylight through it. Soon to be fixed though. Also, I hope the front of the door isn't scraping the front fender anywhere.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 06, 10:26 AM
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Re: Door "pops" when I open it...?

Dave is right, it's probably the detent roller on the upper hinge. I had the same problem and just redid mine. Ricks sells a hinge detent repair kit.
You remove the hinge from the car (2nd hardest part).
Grind off the roller and pin.
Drill/Tap where the roller pin used to be.
Screw on the new roller/pin assembly.
Install the hinge back on the door (Hardest part, but not really difficult at all)
Took about 30-45 minutes. I'd call it a 1 Wrench job on a scale of 5.
No popping, very nice.
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