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Old 01-06-2020, 12:31 AM   #1
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Got a drivers door sagging at the hinge, any way to tighten that up? Getting almost impossible to get it latched with a good hard slam.
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Have you checked the bushings for the hinge pins? The are replaceable and pretty cheap.
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While we are on the subject of door alignment, I have no noticeable "wiggle wiggle" from my hinges. I have replaced ALL the rubber seals/weatherstripping in/on my doors, But, at highway speed, I still hear the wind. Submariners tell me about using chalk to test seals. Is there a way to test/adjust my D21 doors to improve air leaks into my cabin?
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I went to home depot and got some window weather strip. It was the kind with the 3m backing and made of closed cell material. Put a run above the one that goes along the top of the door. Made a noticable difference on in cab wind noise.
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The doors are paper thin. Combine that with 30 year old weather strips and dried out window channel runs and yeah it will leak air.
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Weatherstrip is brand new. ALL rubber is new.
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I have that wind noise as well even on the passenger door, which does not sag. My weatherstripping however looks pretty good and it isn't dry rotted. As Cadillacdude1975 said, just paper thin doors. 91nissan94 has the idea, I've tried it extra weatherstripping on another truck and it really helped.
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I have added soundproofing to door as well. I guess I will try dusting baby powder or chalk line chalk onto the rubber and going for a ride. If the powder is blown away in small areas, perhaps I can inject some silicone into the hollow of the rubber. If the area is much larger, maybe subtly bend the window frame? Somebody stop me!
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A large box fan next to the door on a bench or table, sit inside with an incense stick or a smoke.... Thatll show where a leak is...
Equally speaking a leaf blower could also work. Someone outside with it and you inside..
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