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    Thread: Greased my door latch now door unlatches over bumps

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      04-22-2012 10:16 PM #1
      82 rocco.... Greased passenger door latch now when I go over bumps my door unlatches. It doesn't open all the way tho. Also just put on new rims with a wider offset and lower profile tire. Don't understand why this is happening
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      04-22-2012 11:10 PM #2
      Have you pulled on the door after you close it? Does it open then? Don't think I've ever heard of this happening - best guess is that the hook isn't fully engaging.
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      04-22-2012 11:37 PM #3
      Door shuts and latches. Even when pulled on. I've noticed on uneven ground door is a pain to shut. Slam push hip shove....lock it and shut it...boom good to go....im a little at a loss. Maybe my suspension being a bit higher on passenger than driver? Maybe its tweeking the chassis a lil... Ill adjust could and check again
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      04-23-2012 11:49 AM #4
      How are the door pins? If it's down to the metal, the door won't shut all the way and stay shut. My brother's GTI does this. If I take a hard corner or go over a big bump the door will come loose. They're $7.00 each at GAP, iirc. Always a good investment!
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      04-24-2012 11:56 AM #5
      *LOL* I'm not going to offer any advice since everybody else already covered it but....I love the thread subject title.

      hahahahaha

      Anyway...hope you get it fixed soon

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      04-24-2012 09:51 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockinit View Post
      Door shuts and latches. Even when pulled on. I've noticed on uneven ground door is a pain to shut. Slam push hip shove....lock it and shut it...boom good to go....im a little at a loss. Maybe my suspension being a bit higher on passenger than driver? Maybe its tweeking the chassis a lil... Ill adjust could and check again
      bent chassis and/or suspension mounting points?

      bad (read: rotted out) door hinge(s)? <---either on the door or @ the b-pillar?
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      04-24-2012 10:27 PM #7
      I do have coilovers lower maybe they r adjusted wrong and tweekin my chasis. I have just recently put rims with lower profileprofile tire by alot!.
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      04-24-2012 10:47 PM #8
      <---- still leaning t'wards loose/worn/rotten b-pillar hinges.

      those on the b-pillar of the car (harder to fix), or those welded to the door frame...on the door innards (more harder to fix properly).


      recent susp tweaks shouldn't just now rear their ugly heads...shoulda been obvious all along....whether you were tuned to them then or are more so now.

      Last edited by ginster86roc; 04-24-2012 at 10:50 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by sciroccojim
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      04-24-2012 11:00 PM #9
      Car it's rust free. No rot
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      04-25-2012 01:34 AM #10
      When the door's open can you lift the door up and down an inch or so? I had a broken lower hinge on one of my old 16v's door that caused a similar problem.
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      04-25-2012 07:11 AM #11
      No door doesn't move.
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      04-26-2012 09:43 AM #12
      Gonna grab another latch.and see if this one is defective. altho this was just baught in 09
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      04-30-2012 05:23 AM #13
      Got a new striking pin and fixed problem
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