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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-26-06, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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EF door issue

Recently bought a Ef Futura and it runs fantastic. My problem is the doors, every door on the car needs to be slammed to properly close. Is this common in EF's or am i just really unlucky to have every door do this? Cheers

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Re: EF door issue

Check the seals on the bottom of the doors have not become detached and are partially hanging down. Reasonably common problem.

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All seals are fine. I know this becasue i just had the passenger side seal replaced becasue of a minor leak and the passenger side is the worst door of the lot. Every time mates go to close my door they think its a broken old bomb cause it takes them 3 or more times to properly close the door. very annoying!
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Re: EF door issue

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Have a look at the outside, do the doors line up with rest of the car ? If not the latch may be out of adjustment. Is there any sag in the hinge ? I have a couple of EL's, one with high KM's. The drivers door needs to be slammed a bit, but being an ex Taxi that is OK. It has outlasted about 4 Holden's.

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Re: EF door issue

E-series falcoon doors should NEVER be slammed!\

\If you need to, then there is an adjustment issue. Unlike a crappodore, e-series use soft press seals and locks.

the fact you need to slam them, says to me, that you have alignment issues with the locks and catches...and at worst the doors themselves. (possible poor repairs) I have an EB and can close every door with my little finger.

any DECENT panel beater should be able to adjust them for you....failing that, pack a picnic and drive to wandin...i CAN do em....probably repaired more E series than any other type.

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Re: EF door issue

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Recently bought a Ef Futura and it runs fantastic. My problem is the doors, every door on the car needs to be slammed to properly close. Is this common in EF's or am i just really unlucky to have every door do this? Cheers
Check the hinges , close the door and see if the back bottom coers are dropped , or the latches maybe bad and need adjustment
get back to us if you cant work it out
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