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car doors close too easily - suggestions


car doors close too easily - suggestions

Old 10-06-2013, 10:33 AM
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Default car doors close too easily - suggestions

I have a well used 2007 Accord. Love the car, it has been very good to me - 125K miles on it.

The issue that I am having now is that both front doors close very easily - too easily. when opened, there are 2 positions where the door is supposed to "stay" open, but now the door just closes unless the car is perfectly level and there is no wind. Several time the door has closed on my son while he is reaching back in to get his books out of it and today, my wife opened the door and the stopped to say something to me before getting out and the door closed - catching her hand, just below the wrist between the door and the pillar. swollen nicely and a lot of pain - it appears that the ER may be in the agenda today, no bruising though and the wife says it hurts but is ok.

Anyway, is there any way to adjust the tension or replace a part of the mechanism to make the doors stay open unless you pull them closed?
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Replace the "door checks"

They are cheap and easy to install. They are only sold at the Honda dealer.
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Open the car door, there should be a black "arm" from the door to the car. These arms have notches on them that keep the door open. After a while they get worn out thats why the door doesn't stay open. The part is called or as I know it as a door checker. Its pretty simple to change about 10-15 mins. Here is a DIY link.

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