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How to adjust door gap?

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by rusty813, November 10, 2019.

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  1. rusty813

    rusty813 Active Member

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    I check the rubber door seams, and everything is fine. On the driver side of the vehicle there is a door gap issue. When you push on the top of rear passenger door, it wriggles. The passenger side is solid. The previous owner who I purchase the car from, bought it from a used car lot. I found out this car lot owner been arrested by federal agents in the past for a real estate scam. Now hes operating a used car lot. It looks he purchases rental vehicles with unreported damages and clean titles. Then they do a poor repair jobs, but excellent paint job to cover up the work. I even found out when I removed the taillight there is big pile of bondo that looks dog poop. I seen a similar bondo or weld flaw on a YouTube video of replacing the taillight. I tried reaching out to the previous owner to find out exactly what has happened to vehicle, but ignoring my phonecalls.

    Is there any door adjustment bolts?
     
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    The only bolts I'm aware of are the ones that hold the door in place. Are they all tight? Both on the door and on the frame? If they are, I have no idea why the door would "wriggle".

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    Bolts are all tight, I couldn't loosen them. The striker plate on rear left door 4 dimes could fit between the striker plate and wall. On the right rear door 3 dimes could fit between.
     
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    The striker plate is same length apart on both sides. The wriggle is still there, but not as bad as before.
     

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