Question about 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
I have a problem opening driver's side door sometimes. any suggestions
If you outer door latch is dragging on the striker when you open the door, try this.
I had to adjust the linkage at the rear of the door above the latch. Just pull off that upper nut and the lower screw that points toward the hinge. This allows you to pull off the plastic cover and gain access to the linkage and door outer handle. Pull down the handle and see which link moves. You will have to pop off the tiny metal black clip which holds the adjuster nut to the handle link. Unscrew this adjuster nut and few rotations up and reinstall the matal clip locking the link rod back to the handle. Try your door now. You may need to adjust it more. On my car this worked for a while, then the latch started to drag on the striker again so I bent the rod to get a bit more stroke.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Means the latch mechanism occasionally is sticking. WD-40, all the way baby, fix almost every problem you have, except that your pushing an '89 olds, playa.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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inspect the door hindge pins and busings it sounds like they are getting worn out and maybe due for replacement. also look and see if the spring in the hindge is still their. if all is well have the door adjusted properly to repair your problem.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Go to http://www.hmaservice.com/ and register (vehicle by VIN). Afterward, you'll have access to technical information (manuals, wiring diagrams, service bulletins, etc) about your vehicle.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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