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    This is getting worse. On the driver's door when I open/close it at a certain point it will make a loud cracking noise. I have smothered all the hinges in grease and WD40 but it still does it. I think it is the larger metal strap in the middle of the door that is making the noise. Any thoughts?

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    yes check strap there is an easy how 2 fix in the how 2s

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    Spot on. Thanks mate!!

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    Same prob few months back, its your check strap, easy fix!!

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    And grease/wd40 is what starts the problem in the first place.

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    undo bolt holding the strap to the a pillar, spin the strap 180 degrees, so its facing the wrong way, undo the 2 nuts holding strap to door, push the strap into the door a bit to release the 2 bolts, then spin the whole thing 180 degrees again, so its facing the correct way again, then do all the bolts up, job done, takes 2 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    And grease/wd40 is what starts the problem in the first place.
    How come??

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    i believe it stops the ball inside it from rolling, it glides on the grease and creates a flat spot on it, rather than rolling smoothly over the bumps in the strap

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    The check strap is designed to roll on 2 rollers inside.

    By greasing it the bar just slides and wears away the nylon bush.

    It does say in the service book that you dont grease the check strap.

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