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Door hard to close – GM SUV Vehicles

Door hard to close – GM SUV Vehicles

If you own one of the 2002-07 GM SUVs listed below and you’re having Door hard to close, GM says you may need to adjust the door striker. Open the problem door and remove the striker. Then close the door and verify that it fits properly. Check the fit to the door opening and also the fit to the weatherstripping. If it doesn’t fit, you’ll have to adjust the door frame itself.

If the door fits, reinstall the striker and snug the screws until they are flush with the striker plate. Make sure the striker can move freely. Use a large screwdriver to move the striker up and down until the backing plate if free from the body. Then, pull out the outside handle and close the door to align it with the striker. Open the door and tighten the scrws to 18 ft/lbs.

These are the vehicles affected by the problem: 2002-04 Olds Bravadas 2002-07 Chevy TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy & Envoy XL, 2004-05 GMC Envoy XUVs,2004-07 Buick Rainier


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