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Who sells this Door Striker Bushing?

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It was what I think is called Gaffer's tape. Its just thicker and stronger duct tape that doesn't leave a residue when removed. The tape is grooved where the latch mech falls on it, but the hatch opens, closes and doesn't rattle so I would call that a working solution.
 


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Update - I tried 1/2" PEX tubing on my passenger doors. Its OD was too big. To shut a door, I had to slam it really hard (too hard), even with the striker adjusted outward quite a bit. Then, when the handle was pulled, the door wouldn't release. I had to yank the door open.
 




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Thanks for the update. I measured the PEX before too and didn't try it yet, waiting to see how others did make it work. It sounds like it requires a decent amount of reduction in diameter.
 




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BTR... Its been a few years ago since I installed the PEX bushings.... I may have "reduced" the OD some to get the PEX to "latch up" properly with just abit of effort.

Just don't remember but they are still on all 4 doors.
 




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I cut a slit in mine to get it on the striker post and IIRC I cut an extra sliver out of the 1/2" PEX tubing, used some pliers and needle nose pliers to make it tighter I rolled up like an egg roll, a wrap or roll of foil then I install it. I left the striker post in the stock location. I havn't ever used 3/8ths PEX tubing but I might try it sometime.
Be careful though, you want to make sure the "bear claw" latch functions and latches the door.
 




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UPDATE - Finally! Door striker bushings that fit Explorer driver and passenger front and rear doors are available! See eBay item number: 174697956969.
 




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@BTR How would one install them?
 




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@allmyEXes - All you need is a Torx T-50 bit and a sharpie marker. Using the sharpie marker, mark the exact location of the OEM striker. Use the T-50 bit to remove the striker assembly. Unscrew the striker bolt from the assembly so you can remove/replace the bushing. Reassemble. Reattach in the same location per the sharpie marks.
 




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On my '93 Explorer, the side door bushings were all gone and the doors rattled like crazy going out to the deer lease. About 3 years ago, I used the white 1/2" PEX tubing on all 4 doors (not the hatch) and it tightened everything up really nice. No more rattles and all 4 doors closed so much quieter. I did not have any issues with them being hard to close or open. The PEX is still there and working fine when I sold the Explorer last month.
 




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I believe this is the first time someone sourced striker bushings that work without modification.
@BTR good find, thanks.
 




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@allmyEXes - All you need is a Torx T-50 bit and a sharpie marker. Using the sharpie marker, mark the exact location of the OEM striker. Use the T-50 bit to remove the striker assembly. Unscrew the striker bolt from the assembly so you can remove/replace the bushing. Reassemble. Reattach in the same location per the sharpie marks.
I used a piece of masking tape along the top edge, and one along the side edge, to make sure I put it back in the exact same place.
 




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