Drivers door alignment / adjustment

AudiA3JJ

Registered User
I just noticed today my drivers door is ever so slightly out of line to the rear window and rear trims. Does anyone know if the doors can be re-aligned or adjusted?
 

vw754

vorsprung Durch Technik
yes it can........you need to open your door about 6-12 inches and try wiggle it up/down,if theres play,it maybe just a case of a worn pin on one of the hinges,if not it can be adjusted,if its a 3 door its quite common,and defo be done mate.
 

bentwenty

Registered User
Did mine with a jack and a block of wood. Was much worse than this and is now nearly perfect! Mines an 03 with 130k on it btw.
 

AudiA3JJ

Registered User
Thabks, Yup its a 3 door..Q: once jacked up how do you adjust the door to stay in the correct position?
 

bentwenty

Registered User
On mine the hinges were slightly bent with no play. So I bent them back by opening the door just enough to get the jack under, then put a block of wood on top of the jack and jacked up the door. It took a lot of force to do it.
Yours may not have the same issue, as mentioned above, you may have play in the pins, in which case this won't help.
 
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