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01-13-2004, 08:23 PM
My drivers side door leaks air and is annoying at high speeds. The weatherstrip is fine, but the door has A LOT of slop in it. I can apply a little pressure from the outside and it will close another 1/4" or so. What is the easiest way to tighten the door in the closed position? If I am driving and pull in on the door a little bit, the noise goes away. So I am positive that this will fix the wind problem at high speeds.

01-14-2004, 10:32 AM
Probably the best way would be to adjust the door striker located on the B-Pillar. Loosen the two Torx screws (size escapes me at the momeny, I think its a 26) just enough so that you can tap it in a little bit. Then retighten them, it will probably take a bit of trial-and-error to get it just right. Don't loosen them too much or the thing will slide around all over the place. Keep in mind that by moving the striker inward you may increase the force require to shut the door. Just my two cents, I had to do it on my car when I bought it.


Paul Reed