||09-30-2013 05:40 PM
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
The doors are easily aligned when done correctly. Simply loosen the three torx-head bolts per hinge that thread into the door-side of the hinge (NOT the bolts that thread into the body) & move the door around until it is centered in the opening. I had to do this when I bought new full-steel doors years ago.
The reason you only loosen the hinge bolts threaded into the doors is because they actually thread into two moving plates located behind the door's sheet metal. They are able to move around to allow for the door to be properly aligned in the opening. Shut the door, latch it fully, loosen the bolts threaded into the door, and use a non-marring tool in the door gaps to move the door around until it is centered. Then tighten the hinge bolts.
Thanks for the info. The reason I assumed it was difficult is because the dealership didn't get it right, even after I had them replace the weatherstripping under warranty, and they told me that they had adjusted my door alignment. It still destroys a corner of the weatherstripping and the dealership basically refused to replace it again.
When I first got my Jeep from them, it didn't have this problem. But, after I had them put the light bar on it, after a couple of months of owning it, it had that problem, and it chewed up my weatherstripping. It looks like someone actually tried to rip my door panel off with their hands, because the metal has tears on both top corners inside the door. Or, maybe they replaced my door with another one that was damaged, but was the exact same color. Its hard to figure out how this slight alignment problem happened because my door is totally undamaged, disregarding those tears.:pullinghair: