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Driver's side door does not shut tight. not flush with adjacent panel

Door does not close tight. rattles when driving. outside door 'skin' not flush with adjacent panel. other door is perfect.

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  • fiyol2 May 31, 2009

    it was the door stricker, it was too far out. loosened up the torx bolts up a bit and hit the striker with a rubber hammer. I compared it to the passenger side and tightned up the torx bolts again. Had to do it twice as the first time I did not hammer the stricker deep enough. btw the torx bolts that Ford uses, size 30, are a piece of you know what - really soft heads.

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Please inspect the door, lift the door up and down From the further most point of the door jam and see if the door pins are worn out. After that you can inspect the condition of the door latch assembly and the door striker (See if it is loose and/or if the sheet metal around the striker, is cracked or broken. You should find it soon enough.

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