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    Adjust passenger door SC2

    My 01 SC2 passenger door seems to be slightly misaligned. How can I diagnose and adjust it?




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    Misaligned in what direction? Is it sagging? ie doesn't line up with the striker. or seems twisted?
    Make sure your door hinges are not worn out (open the door bring it up and down at the end to feel the play).
    Adjustments are made at the hinges, they have large mounting holes.
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    Here is a picture of the out of alignment door. It does not line up at the trailing edge.

    From what I've been reading elsewhere I need to adjust the striker. Though I'm not sure exactly how to do that without making it worse.

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    You should be able to loose the striker and adjust it in. I think its two T-35 bolts that hold the striker plate in place.
    Measure how far out the door is sticking out.
    Place a piece of painter's tape on the outside edge of the striker so that you have a starting point and then loosen the striker plate and move it in the amount that you measured the door sticking out.
    That should get you really close. Tighten the bolts and close the door and reevaluate the fitment. Make further adjustments as needed.

    If the door closes fine on the striker because the striker is at the correct height (the door does not lift up or drop down when hitting the striker) then place a piece of tape above and below the striker too to make sure you keep it at the correct height.
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