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Old 04-09-2019, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Door arm popping

What is this thing? Picture attatched.


Pops on all 4 doors they all move whenever the pop happens, drives me nuts, grease did nothing.

EDIT: Found out its called a door check. Would there be any problems besides the door not staying open if they were removed?

Has anyone found an alternative to this issue than replacement? New ones i can find are 44 a piece or so.
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Old 04-10-2019, 06:43 AM   #2
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...You do need those ,otherwise the door will swing wide open in the wind with no stop. Try visiting your local junk yard for a temp fix.DC

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Old 04-10-2019, 08:13 AM   #3
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Wipe the grease off..pull one of the door panels off, not that hard.
Look inside and see whats causing the noise..Do you drive a lot of dirt roads? Sometimes dust can accumulate inside the door and cause problems...

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Old 04-10-2019, 04:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Door arm popping

When you open the door, that area where the grease is, it looks like the arm moved where that grease is and you hear a loud pop.

Is the only long term thing to do is buy the expensive door arms?

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Old 04-11-2019, 02:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: Door arm popping

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When you open the door, that area where the grease is, it looks like the arm moved where that grease is and you hear a loud pop.

Is the only long term thing to do is buy the expensive door arms?
New are a little over $30 most places, not terribly expensive. You could try a junkyard, but they do wear out, so who knows how long a new one would last. I'd pull the door panel off first and see if they can be clean up and se exactly what's going on. Grease is not usually a good fix for them, as it attracts dirt. I'd use a dry graphite lube.

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Old 04-15-2019, 12:26 PM   #6
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What is this thing? Picture attatched.


Pops on all 4 doors they all move whenever the pop happens, drives me nuts, grease did nothing.

EDIT: Found out its called a door check. Would there be any problems besides the door not staying open if they were removed?

Has anyone found an alternative to this issue than replacement? New ones i can find are 44 a piece or so.
I packed driver passenger with grease and no more pop. Looked to have a compression spring inside. No alternative, dealer part only.

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Old 04-15-2019, 04:37 PM   #7
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..Did you check them to see if they have a crack in them,at the small end? That is why they usually start popping ,mine did on the driver's door, that grease will help for a bit, but eventually it will get worse, DC.

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