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Driver's door not closing properly...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by PregnantNproud, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. PregnantNproud
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    PregnantNproud Gears of War

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    [Oct 3, 2009]
    hey guys.

    I've realized that after the respray my drivers door was not on properly.

    It's a little low, as you can see in these photos, and thus its a little stiff to open.

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    Do you know how i can fix this? My friend said i just need to tighten upper bolts to re-align the door but i can't see anywhere to do this, and with what tool? I could drive all the way back to the garage but i hear this is an easy fix.

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    -Rich
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    [Oct 3, 2009]
    It will depend on the vertical shut line at the back of the door. If its parallel you need to raise the door. If its tapered, wider at the bottom you need to slide the top hinge forward. the hinges have a degree of float where they bolt to the body. watch out for cracking paint if the y were sprayed in situ ! Not something i would want to do because once you slacken the hinges it could be difficult lining up the door as it needs to be open to adjust but shut to check alignment.
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