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Old 04-04-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
Steve Smith
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Door won't stay open

My 1994 Mustang convertible's driver's side door won't stay open. Apparently
the door check mechanism is worn out. How do I fix this? Is there a spring
that needs to be replaced? Where can I get the necessary replacement
part(s)?

Thank you,
Steve Smith


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Old 04-04-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

This may sound a little out there Steve, but look at the hinge carefully.
There is a roller there, that rolls when the door opens and closes.
Sometimes it gets a worn spot on it and causes weird things to happen. If
this is the case for you then you can rotate by hand it so that that worn
spot is on the back. It might get you by until you can do a proper repair.

A little Tennessee touch-up LOL


Kate

"Steve Smith" <s.w.smithREMOVECAPS@ctliving.net> wrote in message
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| My 1994 Mustang convertible's driver's side door won't stay open.
Apparently
| the door check mechanism is worn out. How do I fix this? Is there a spring
| that needs to be replaced? Where can I get the necessary replacement
| part(s)?
|
| Thank you,
| Steve Smith
|
|


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Old 04-04-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open


>A little Tennessee touch-up LOL
>
>
>Kate

tennesse touch up
i thought that was what your dad did



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Old 04-05-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

SVTKate wrote:
> This may sound a little out there Steve, but look at the hinge carefully.
> There is a roller there, that rolls when the door opens and closes.
> Sometimes it gets a worn spot on it and causes weird things to happen. If
> this is the case for you then you can rotate by hand it so that that worn
> spot is on the back. It might get you by until you can do a proper repair.


Thanks for the reply. I checked the roller and there is no single worn spot
but the inside of the roller is worn and enlarged. The roller is loose and
apparently there isn't enough thickness to push against the metal spring
check mechanism to stop the door from swinging closed. Can I replace this
roller? What's the proper name for it and where I can I get one?

Thanks,
Steve Smith


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Old 04-05-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

Apparently the part I need is called a door check roller. I haven't had any
luck finding one online. I would think this would be a part that wears out
after several years of usage, so it seems there must be a source for them
without having to replace the whole hinge. I know it seems like a small
problem, but it's quite aggravating to have to hold the door so it doesn't
swing closed on your legs everytime you get out or in.

Steve Smith


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Old 04-05-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

I called the local Ford dealership and they will only sell the complete
hinge assembly and it's $65. I called an auto parts store and they only sell
the hinge pins. I just want the door check roller. Does anyone have a source
for these?

Thanks,
Steve Smith



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Old 04-05-2005, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

Boy Steve,
I have no experience on replacing them. I wouls suggest you give your
friendly neighborhood Ford parts guy and ask him
He will be able to tell you if the part is available seperately and even
could provide you with an exploded wiew of the hinge assembly.
Somehow I doubt that you can get just the one part and replacing a hinge can
be kind of tricky because of the door alignment. if you get it wrong you can
screw up the paint on your car in several places or you will end up with
noise and so on.

You could also maybe check with body shops and see what they would charge
you to R&R the hinge assembly.

I wouldn't go used. No since buying something that's already wearing out.
Bruised shins are a terrible thing.

Good Luck! Keep us posted on what you find out!

Kate

"Steve Smith" <s.w.smithREMOVECAPS@ctliving.net> wrote in message
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| Apparently the part I need is called a door check roller. I haven't had
any
| luck finding one online. I would think this would be a part that wears out
| after several years of usage, so it seems there must be a source for them
| without having to replace the whole hinge. I know it seems like a small
| problem, but it's quite aggravating to have to hold the door so it doesn't
| swing closed on your legs everytime you get out or in.
|
| Steve Smith
|
|


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Old 04-05-2005, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

You may as well go ahead and get the assembly.
You could try pinging Tim "Musttanguy" here in the group. He's darn good
with parts.

Kate

"Steve Smith" <s.w.smithREMOVECAPS@ctliving.net> wrote in message
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|I called the local Ford dealership and they will only sell the complete
| hinge assembly and it's $65. I called an auto parts store and they only
sell
| the hinge pins. I just want the door check roller. Does anyone have a
source
| for these?
|
| Thanks,
| Steve Smith
|
|
|


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Old 04-05-2005, 18:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

Around 4/5/2005 9:04 AM, Steve Smith wrote:

> I called the local Ford dealership and they will only sell the complete
> hinge assembly and it's $65. I called an auto parts store and they only sell
> the hinge pins. I just want the door check roller. Does anyone have a source
> for these?



Does this one for a 79-93 look like it might work?
http://secure.50resto.com/product1.c...tegory_ID=1149

If it looks close, at only $4.95 each, it might be worth a shot.

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Old 04-06-2005, 15:02   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Door won't stay open

On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 15:55:01 -0700, Garth Almgren <nospam@v6stang.com>
wrote:

>Around 4/5/2005 9:04 AM, Steve Smith wrote:
>
>> I called the local Ford dealership and they will only sell the complete
>> hinge assembly and it's $65. I called an auto parts store and they only sell
>> the hinge pins. I just want the door check roller. Does anyone have a source
>> for these?

>
>
>Does this one for a 79-93 look like it might work?
>http://secure.50resto.com/product1.c...tegory_ID=1149
>
>If it looks close, at only $4.95 each, it might be worth a shot.



I found a complete hinge for $45:
http://tinyurl.com/5gubh
Shipping would probably get too close to the $65 dealer price
however..

Texas Mustang has a similar roller and pin (for the 79-93) for $1.95.
Go here:
http://tinyurl.com/6pkvt
Then enter this:
DOOR HINGE ROLLER & PIN

Here's a site that goes thru steps repairing a hinge...the example is
a t-bird/cougar, but the hinge looks similar to a Mustang's.
http://www.mn12performance.com/mn12p...ge-repair.html
The above kit for reference:
http://www.mn12performance.com/mn12p...-hinge-kit.htm


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