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Old 03-12-2021, 12:39 PM   #1
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The door on my 140 seems like it has an insane amount of friction at the 2 stop points when I'm trying to close it. Like, to the point where I feel like I'm going to break the door trying to force it closed. I have to slam it to close it. I greased the arm and the spring, but no luck. Any advice? Is there a method I'm missing?
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Old 03-12-2021, 01:55 PM   #2
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Try removing the door stop strap. It's only held to the "A" pillar with 1 bolt and then you have to snake the end of the strap off of the spring all of which can be done without going inside the door.

If this is the problem, new ones are still available. And if you leave it off don't forget to keep the door from swinging all the open as it will damage your door trim.
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:55 PM   #3
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Awesome, thank you. Is there any harm to using it as is (besides being a pain). Potential damage?
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Old 03-12-2021, 04:15 PM   #4
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Does it close easier if you lift the end of the door up as you shut it?

[Sagging hinges & / striker adjustment?]
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Old 03-12-2021, 04:26 PM   #5
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Probably, but if it is indeed the problem, I suggest removing it and getting a replacement.
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Old 03-12-2021, 06:48 PM   #6
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If you need a striker assembly, I've got some that were removed from a '72 144E or 145S.
Have some hinges too.

Yours for shipping from 06468 (CT).
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:34 PM   #7
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Thanks all! I will definitely remove and replace, but hoping to get away with finishing the roadtrip first
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:34 PM   #8
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I'll check lifting as I close!
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Old 03-13-2021, 12:05 AM   #9
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Inside the door the thing the stop strap rides on is a roller. If it seizes up from lack of lubrication the friction on the strap goes way up.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:33 PM   #10
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Ohh okay I'll check the roller as well. Just pulled out the strap and there were a couple pebbles trapped in the grease. Cleaned those out and switched to some oil instead of grease and it's a million times better!
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