Mark 3 Golfs had a little fine adjustment screw on one of the front door hinges which could be used to take up wear/play. There is something on my A3 which looks similar but I have never got round to investigating it. Have to say the Golf one was like a knurled thumbscrew but tiny and mine seems to have a rubber cap on it, does this make any sense to anyone?
Many years ago, this happened to my MK 4 Golf. I asked about it at the VW garage and the technician brought out a purpose built lever that attached to the door and hinges. Suitable upwards force was applied with the door open and the door moved upwards into perfect alignment when shut.
This is the way to go. Takes a solid 10 seconds with the adjustment tool
Is this a widely know and used tool for all doors or is it specific to certain body shops?
Will all have something that would sort out the problem?
Am I looking for an accident repair place or would a body shop also have it?
The pin is part of the door hinge thesedays, yes you have to buy the whole hinge. Older cars used to have separate pins you could change. Last cars in the VW family to have separate pins I think was the the Golf Mk4.How much is it to replace the pins ? Mental money I suspect ?
Is it a dash out job ?It's just an Ad Hoc tool people make up for themselves, either place should be able to help you.
The pin is part of the door hinge thesedays, yes you have to buy the whole hinge. Older cars used to have separate pins you could change. Last cars in the VW family to have separate pins I think was the the Golf Mk4.
its not an adhoc tool . It is a VAG tool and my tech buddy at the local vw stealership used in last week while we were talking. Seriously, just go to your local stealership and ask a tech to do it for you after work and give them a few quid
behind trim kick plate on inside. seen this done with a jack and a block of wood to protect door bottom . door just ajar and jacked up from door handle end till you hear hinge make a cracking sound ,as it moves the hinge mounting plate . not saying do it to yours but it can be done this way .