Question about 1983 Ford Mustang Hatchback

1 Answer

What does the door striker attach to on the body . nothing there right now but a square 1/2 in. hole 83 mustang can you tell me what I need?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 713 Answers

There is supposed to be a plate with a nut made on it inside the door post, it has possibly fallen to the bottom. You will have to remove the panel from inside the vehicle and see if you can find it.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Driver door will not unlock with key or remote.


Could be the central locking motor or linkage that need looking at.
Can you hear the motor move in the driver door? If so the linkage is at fault, if not then it's the motor

Oct 14, 2014 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

Door henge bent


As I understand it the was open at the time and was forced further open towards the front of the car? I think your door pillar was twisted around. In a new car the body shop might cut out the door pillar and weld in another, but I think that is mot the way here.
What you want is for the door to shut evenly in the body all round. There is a small amount of adjustment available in the door hinge attachment bolts, body side and door side, and in the lock striker plate. See here p23

http://www.turboninjas.com/camry/bo.pdf



It may be that a little adjustment in all these would be enough to fix the problem. Try that first.


If not, take the offending door off and look carefully at the A pillar. It does not take much distortion to prevent the door from closing properly. Compare it with the good side, using a long ruler to see where it should line up with the surrounding body. This will give you a target for straightening it.



Then you need a metal bar like this U channel, 2-3 ft long by about 3 in wide.


http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/483095456/U_channel_steel.jpg



Hardware shops sell them. Drill holes in one end to match the door hinge bolt holes, and bolt it on to the door pillar, first one hinge then the other. Use it to carefully twist the door pillar back the other way, not too much, using the long ruler as a guide.


This should bring the door pillar back to where the manufacturer's adjustment takes care of the rest.







Dec 19, 2012 | 1999 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

The passanger door on a 2006 mustang gt convertable was pushed forward and when u open the door it catches the front quarter pannel. So I need to move it back a little bit so it does not catch. ??


take a small piece of wood 1"x 3" x about 4" long and place inside door jam at hinge , slowly close door until it puts pressure on wood,... push door shut gently and remove wood and try shutting door , this is what they call redneck auto body. to do it right you will need to remove hinge and add washers to back side of hinge plate so it moves hinge out thus pushing door alignment back if hinge is welded on add washers to door side where hinges attach to door.

Apr 04, 2011 | Ford Mustang Cars & Trucks

6 Answers

Doors where hard to close without the weather door seals. But with them on they will not close. The body plates more but not enuff on the cab? I need HELP.


Hi!!
The doors Hinges or Striker need to be adjusted to make up for the weatherstrip thickness. To do this, loosen the hinge-to-door bolts for lateral adjustment only. Loosen the hinge-to-body bolts for both lateral and vertical adjustment.
FRONT DOORS 1kbron_78.gif
REAR DOORS
1kbron_79.gif
BEFORE YOU START:
  • Determine which hinge bolts are to be loosened and back them out just enough to allow movement.
  • To move the door safely, use a padded pry bar. When the door is in the proper position, tighten the bolts to 19-25 ft. lbs. (26-35 Nm) and check the door operation. There should be no binding or interference when the door is closed and opened.
  • Door closing adjustment can also be affected by the position of the lock striker plate. Loosen the striker plate bolts and move the striker plate just enough to permit proper closing and locking of the door.
TO ADJUST ON A: F-150, F-250, Expedition and Navigator
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT
  • Loosen the front door hinge to front door bolts.
  • Adjust the front door alignment.
  • Tighten the front door hinge to front door bolts to 19-25 ft. lbs. (26-35 Nm).

FRONT DOOR FORE AND AFT ADJUSTMENT Check the rear door hinge adjustment before adjusting the front door hinge.
  • Remove the front fender.
  • Loosen the front door hinge to body bolts.
  • Adjust the front door alignment to specification.
  • Tighten the front door hinge to body bolts.
  • Install the front fender.

1999-00 F-Super Duty Models
DOOR ADJUSTMENT The following procedure is for performing fore, aft, up, down and tilt adjustments.
  • Remove the door striker.
  • Loosen the bolts only enough to allow for slight door movement.
  • Carefully close and adjust the door until flush with the adjacent body panels.
  • Carefully open the door and tighten the bolts.
  • Re-install and adjust the door striker.
  • Check the door for proper operation and alignment.
STRIKER ADJUSTMENT Mark the position of the striker before loosening.
1kbron_48.jpg
  • Loosen the striker retaining bolts.
  • Adjust the door striker and tighten the striker retaining bolts.
Good Luck!! A HELPFUL - 4 THUMBS - rating for this solution would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for using FixYa.

Dec 09, 2010 | Ford F Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I want to know what is needed to change door strikers on a 79 cj7 jeep from the original factory ones to the door pin striker set on like the 83-86 cj7 jeep as these are for full steel doors my email...


the door must be taken apart and the rear welded and reinforced and the captured nut put in a cage that is spot welded to the inside of the striker surface, this is not something u can do at home.

Oct 22, 2010 | Jeep CJ7 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Door adjustment for a 96 f350 dropped about 1/2"


Here's the solution: You might want to park it under a tree and tie a rope to the door to pull it up when loosened.
ADJUSTMENT Fig. 1: Door hinge adjustment 84920001.gif
Fig. 2: Rear door hinge adjustment, F-350 Crew Cab 84920002.gif
NOTE: Loosen the hinge-to-door bolts for lateral adjustment only. Loosen the hinge-to-body bolts for both lateral and vertical adjustment.
  1. Determine which hinge bolts are to be loosened and back them out just enough to allow movement.
  2. To move the door safely, use a padded prybar. When the door is in the proper position, tighten the bolts to 19–25 ft. lbs. (25.5–34.5 Nm) and check the door operation. There should be no binding or interference when the door is closed and opened.
  3. Door closing adjustment can also be affected by the position of the lock striker plate. Loosen the striker plate bolts and move the striker plate just enough to permit proper closing and locking of the door.
prev.gif next.gif

Jul 13, 2010 | 1997 Ford F350 Crew Cab

1 Answer

How do i put the oil in dierential 1983


Hello David.
Just behind and above where the driveshaft goes into the rear differential you will find a 3/8" square holed plug. On an 83 you may need to scrape away a few layers of accumulated grease and oil to find it. Undo the plug and add some 80w90 gear lube until it comes to the bottom of the hole. Reinstall the plug and that's it!.
Have fun with your Mustang.

Nov 27, 2009 | 1983 Ford Mustang Hatchback

1 Answer

Hatch wont open


check the latch striker thats on the rear body panel make sure its lined up with the door actuator / if you need to move anything move the striker on the rear body hit it slightly to the left or right which ever way you need to have hatch open and close properly/ Please rate my response thank you very much

Feb 01, 2009 | 1998 Toyota 4Runner

2 Answers

The drivers side door won't close.


open the door , look at the latch on the door , as it get older and non lubricated , the latch can stick in the locked position , i,m going to draw a picture .

c496122.jpg
when the door is open it should look like the picture , i suggest your door is in the closed position and why it bounces off as you say , take a , lets say a screw driver stick it in where the little lever thats sticking up , push the door open button on the outside door handle , pry that lever forward , if successful try it , and lubricate it , hope my barbaric picture gets the point across .

Jan 05, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

93 mustang car door doesn't


Sounds like the door may be out of adjustment. Check first that there nothing is getting in the way of the door closing area such as the seat belt, and that the door seals are in the correct position. If all checks ok there, Then the door striker witch located at the "B" pillar ( body area direct behind door ) needs adjustment. I recommend finding someone with experience doing this as it will require the use of a impact driver to loosen the adjuster But if you have access to this tool then MARKING where the adjuster is before adjustment is a good idea as a starting point of reference. The adjuster need only be slightly loosened to adjust and will move not only in and out but up and down. good luck and have a happy holiday season Kam

Dec 10, 2008 | 1993 Ford Mustang

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

51 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5546 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...