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    Default Whats the best way to adjust a door ?

    Hi all,

    After a bit of advice.

    Following some work at the dealers, my door has 'risen' or gone higher, whatever you want to call it. To cut a long story short, I know for a fact they did it, but they refuse to take responsibility for it, so i'm currently in the process of lodging a complaint with Vauxhall HQ.

    Am I best just altering the chrome 'thing' on pic 2 ? (I've already tried to loosen them with a torx screwdriver but cannot release the screws!) Or is it easier/better to alter the hinges themselves on pic 1?

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Got a pic with door closed?

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    Just took some more...

    Everything looks fine from the outside.

    I've also took a pic of the damage that the change of poor position has caused to the door . I just want it to shut right, it's doin my head in!

    Excuse the spare wheel I have borrowed, while the dealer repair's my damaged alloy... that they did

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    It looks like the damage is from the poor positioning of the door striker,just undo the 2 screw's until the striker is just loose and then shut door,see what the door is like then,if all ok open door and tighten up screws,might take a few goes to get it spot on,let us know how you get on.............

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    Thats what I thought looked the easiest, but I cannot undo the screws!

    Would it be possible it needs to be done via an air-gun? Or am I just being a wimp?

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    Would'nt use an airgun,use a long tube to help with leverage on the end of your ratchet,if thats what your using.......

    I know they can be tight,but give it another try.............

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    You're just being a wimp!

    They are tight, as from memory they have locking compound on them, so you just need a bit of force to crack the compound and release - might need a breaker bar if they're too tight to undo with a ratchet handle. As glenboy said, the first thing to do is adjust the striker plate and see if you can do it that way.

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    From the outside it looks like the front door may be slightly higher than the rear door. What work did the dealers do?
    It is possible to remove the front door and adjust the hinges but I think I would be taking it back and watching the dealers sort it!

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    Check out the seal at the top of the front door, seems to be stuck in tighter than the rear. and the B pillars don't seem to be lining up.

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    dr direct. I used to work at a big jap car manufacturer in sunderland producing $hit cars. If it's just the hight difference dont undoo bolts......open door and put window dorn a tiny bit maybe 1/4 inch, then the fun part.....both hands on top of door where it would close onto door pillar then apply a little weight shut door and try again. very small bounces on door and keep trying. if it's sitting in board then you need to adjust striker. hth if no joy pm me and i'll try and do a how2 for you.

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