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Old 11-06-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Talking Doors Doors Doors.. and alignment Questions

Hey guys.. Heres a question for all you JKU owners.. picked up my JKU Rubicon two weeks ago.. I noticed that the rear passenger door shuts different then the other 3 doors.. in a way that seems adjustable to me.. I mentioned it to the dealer and didn't want to wait an hour for a tech to look at it and the dealer i bought from is 1 hour and 30 mins away. Here is what i noticed.. when opening this door you get the normal "pop" open, and the door drops on an angle from front to back slightly.. when you close it.. it hits the striker high then aligns itself perfectly in the body. Also makes a different sound when it hits the striker.. obviously cause its hits slightly higher. Is there a solution for this? to make this door perfect like the other 3? I have already heard take it back to the dealer.. and I don't want to get into loosening the hinges, chipping the paint and re-adjusting.. any body else have this problem?? Dont know if adjusting the striker will fix it because it seems like its the door and when hitting the striker it puts the door in the correct position in the body.:

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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Not sure I understood the question, but let me see:

One of your doors isn't aligned properly.

You don't wanna take it to the dealer to get it fixed.

You don't wanna adjust the hinges yourself.

What else is there?

It doesn't sound like the striker has anything to do with the problem, so adjusting that probably isn't the answer, either.

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Old 11-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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Thought I read something about a striker adjustment (thinking)
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #4
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Thought I read something about a striker adjustment (thinking)
I did a search (advanced) and didn't come up w/anything...though there's no telling what other permutations of "striker" might've been used in a post.
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Take off the door. Put it back on. See if that helps. there is a little play in the hinge design and that may fix it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #6
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Well, as an innocent (), bysitter--

I haven't modified my "08 JKUR door hinges (one of the last remaining ?), but

They are "ROCK" solid, from closed to full open and there is no play in the entire track, so

Your strikers have nothing to do withit--sounds like the hinge pins are loose/bent or the upper hinges are "OFF"--you can do anything you want, but since it's BRAND SPANKIN NEW--unless you can feel obvious loose hinges--DEALER TIME !

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Well, as an innocent (), bysitter--

I haven't modified my "08 JKUR door hinges (one of the last remaining ?), but

They are "ROCK" solid, from closed to full open and there is no play in the entire track, so

Your strikers have nothing to do withit--sounds like the hinge pins are loose/bent or the upper hinges are "OFF"--you can do anything you want, but since it's BRAND SPANKIN NEW--unless you can feel obvious loose hinges--DEALER TIME !

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Not sure I understood the question, but let me see:

One of your doors isn't aligned properly.

You don't wanna take it to the dealer to get it fixed.

You don't wanna adjust the hinges yourself.

What else is there?

It doesn't sound like the striker has anything to do with the problem, so adjusting that probably isn't the answer, either.
In response.. I can clarify.. Yes it seems one of the doors isn't aligned properly meaning when I open it .. it drops from front to back slightly.. but when I close it.. the positioning of the strike on the tub almost forces it to be in the correct position. I would take to the dealer but if it had turned out to be an easy fix... I would do it my self.. wasn't sure if anyone else could possibly shed light on it.. or a possible easy fix. I can take to to a dealer closer to me.. thats not a problem. But sometimes things get worse rather than better and I hate to open up a can of worms if its merely a Strike adjustment.
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:06 PM   #9
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I hear you. I'm not big on going to the dealer myself...especially if it's for something I can fix.

You should be able to loosen the door hinge and adjust the door yourself. Just takes a little wiggling...
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just be glad your hinges are 10 years old, it makes em a lil tougher to get off

I would say your pins are bent on the actually door, or the hinger isn't bolted on tight/straight.
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:49 PM   #11
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just be glad your hinges are 10 years old, it makes em a lil tougher to get off

I would say your pins are bent on the actually door, or the hinger isn't bolted on tight/straight.
Mine were. Now they are only 5

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