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Rear Door Adjustment?
#656930 March 27th 2014 10:03 pm
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Hi all. More water intrusion from top of rear door. Seals just replaced. Door is very hard to open or close. Any ideas?


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Vans4ever #657365 April 01st 2014 11:41 pm
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I do not know how they did it, but my local body shop charged me one hours labor ($100 in my case) and took care of all the leaks and wind whistles I had back there. . .

Sorry I can not be more help.


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dutch doors or barn doors?


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Is barn doors. I will be sending to shop for door adnustment. This is the third time I have had to rip the floor out because of leaks!


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other than replacing the hinge pins, no sure what adjustment there is, the hinges themselves are welded in. I would want to know exactly what they are adjusting and how


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I will find out what they do and report back. I had all the seals replaced figuring that would solve the leaks, but the leaks got worse.

Both doors are hard to shut, the right is worse than the left. Once they do close, there is a noticable gap on top and in the center. The shop is not charging to try and adjust the doors. They are going to put a guy inside the van and run a water hose on all doors to find leaks. I wish they would have done it in the first place. I am out another stack of cash for all the carpet and padding!


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Please do let us know, and if I never said it before, GREAT LOOKING VAN !


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Vans4ever #657437 April 02nd 2014 9:15 pm
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Thank You! The leaks have kept me from meeting folks at events!

Okay, so the striker(?) was moved, you can see the white paint under the black. Also, the bottom plate, or what ever it is called was moved. The striker is on the left door, the plate is bottom center. The catch(?) on the right door appears to have been moved...maybe. Did not take pic.

One guy inside finding leaks with a hose, adjust, adjust, then no leaks. Then a drive through the carwash ... no leaks. Hopefully this is final and I can
re-re-reinstall the floors!

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Thanks for posting the pics and info! Wish more folks would follow up like that.


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If adjusting the latch and striker doesn't do it, there's always the old 2x4 in the hinge trick. You put a 2X4 in between the door and the post, near the hinge opposite the large gap and gently push on the door, slightly bending it. Don't overdo it. You can kink the door if you put too much back into it....


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Well ain't that something?!?

Good thread!


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