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Old 04-30-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Jku door closing!!

Has anyone here experience door closing problems? I have my 2 week old Sahara and still find myself trying multiple times to get the doors close it seems like the gasket needs to be broken in but for how long? This is so annoying!!

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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Don't just slam them, push them shut and you won't have an issue.

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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Don't just slam them, push them shut and you won't have an issue.

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One cannot push a door close from the inside!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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close them by the handle...push them closed..follow through (if that makes sense...
Instead of just swinging the door freely..
Do it a few times and it becomes habbit

The gaskets are TIGHT.. i would imagine its to help keep water out when getting down and dirt..
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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Get used to it. The doors are somewhat water tight plus if you have a hard top it's fairly airtight requiring even more effort. After a while it'll feel normal, then you'll have to be careful with regular car doors that you don't rip them off the hinges.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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close them by the handle...push them closed..follow through (if that makes sense...
Instead of just swinging the door freely..
Do it a few times and it becomes habbit

The gaskets are TIGHT.. i would imagine its to help keep water out when getting down and dirt..
Ok! I'll try that I'm not used to the jeep, is a totally different beast!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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Get used to it. The doors are somewhat water tight plus if you have a hard top it's fairly airtight requiring even more effort. After a while it'll feel normal, then you'll have to be careful with regular car doors that you don't rip them off the hinges.
Tell me about it man I got in my wife car and she asked if I was posses off!! Lol!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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I have 2012 jku Sahara and have tha same issues, just takes alittle getting use too
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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Try cracking a window before you shut the last door. Or go topless or soft top. Its the air pressure you are fighting.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #10
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There are some tools in your arms that might help you. They are called muscles. Combine them with your hand's grip and the door will close.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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Ok! I'll try that I'm not used to the jeep, is a totally different beast!!
I said the same exact thing!
And watch your potty mouth!
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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Just take the doors off.... Problem solved
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #13
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I said the same exact thing!
And watch your potty mouth!
As a member I reach out for help from people like you buddy! And is much appreciated, I was concern about misaligned doors! But I certainly don't need wise comments!!
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I am used to it but sometimes, I crack the opposite window a bit....works like a normal vehicle then.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #15
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The wrangler has a large vent in the tailgate to counter that pressure change, it shouldn't need leaving the windows open, unless its covered, hindering its function.

The seals around the door are actually quite good, and even more when new. I had the same problem. Instead of freely closing the door, as mike said, keep applying force on the door while it closes and up to the moment it hits the seals, to prevent rebound. You will find you dont need much force at all when done that way, just follow it through like a baby door that can't engage by itself. Otherwise you will need to slam it shut.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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First thing I noticed when I picked mine up this week - Man those doors POP when opening! I actually kind of like it, but what I don't like is the damn things won't stay open...... first world problems.....
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #17
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Get to the gym?

And well done MrBS. "first world problems" got a good chuckle out of that one.
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Get to the gym?
That was my thought LOL. My 6yo can do it........

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