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79 chevy sliding door problem #736502
May 21st 2018 5:07 am
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i just picked up a 79 chevy cargo van, and the sliding door isnt closing tight at the rear, unless i push in as im sliding it closed. any suggestions on how to fix it?

Re: 79 chevy sliding door problem [Re: nick72] #736520
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Welcome to the site Nick ...I dont have a slider soooo...

Again welcome


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Re: 79 chevy sliding door problem [Re: nick72] #736540
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Adjusting it to close properly and evenly is trial and error that involves loosening/tightening the bolts a few dozen times. I hope you're a patient man.

Re: 79 chevy sliding door problem [Re: nick72] #736543
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i can do that adjusting, is there suppised to be a spring or something aalong the top slider hinge,? it closes if i push in on the back edge as its sliding closed...

Re: 79 chevy sliding door problem [Re: nick72] #736548
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You probably have to adjust the stop for the top swing out support arm. Part number 4 in the pic below.

It is mounted on a slotted hole, move it rearwards and the arm stops earlier causing it to swing in towards the van that bit earlier.
Hope that makes sense.

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Re: 79 chevy sliding door problem [Re: nick72] #736582
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ok... ill poke around. my manual barely covered adjusting the doors

Re: 79 chevy sliding door problem [Re: nick72] #737871
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How did yours come out? I did mine following this advice but I would like to get the forward section about an 1/8th tighter it rattles over hard bumps.


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