View Full Version : 6 door check noise

02-09-2012, 10:11 PM
What's up with the 6 dock check straps sounding like mouse traps going of. Man, that drives me nuts! Anyway to fix/ stop them from doing that?

Andrew Mace
02-09-2012, 11:06 PM
As I recall, a good check strap will sound like that. A bad one will be much quieter...but it will also do very little to hold the door open!

02-09-2012, 11:24 PM
Ear plugs: They are loud, but they do hold the door open. One of the many quirks to get used to.

02-10-2012, 12:45 AM
I hate it. Makes the car sound like a piece of junk. I'm concerned I'll have trouble seeling it like this. Nothing say junk like a noisey door.

02-10-2012, 05:15 PM
A big crease where the door opened too wide, says something a lot less subtle.

02-10-2012, 06:54 PM
When the door check goes bad and gets quiet, it will snap and then the door springs wide open, beyond the 90 degree angle and as TK says, that is not a good thing to happen. It's amazing how fast a fender will leave a dent the entire height of the door skin.

02-10-2012, 07:05 PM
Been there done that.
Even have the palm mark on my forehead!

02-10-2012, 10:37 PM
What..You mean this awful door strap noise is normal, and not my mistake during restoration...how stupid of me to be upset all these years, and to look so nonchalont, but feeling stupid , when someone near by admired the car and then heard that mouse trap sound... like a junk car is right, to quote previous posts! Thanks you all.

66' tr4a irs
CTC 53788 L

02-11-2012, 01:35 AM

Where does the "6" come from?

- Doug

02-11-2012, 06:06 AM
Robert, I hate it too, but there is no way around it that I know of.

02-11-2012, 10:02 AM
Don't open the door all the way and it won't make the noise. I can get in and out of the car without opening all the way.

02-11-2012, 03:57 PM
Jedi Knight,
Perhaps same as most small sport car owners our physical condition has simplified getting in and out with a partially open door.


02-11-2012, 10:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]I can get in and out of the car without opening all the way.[/QUOTE]

Not an option at 6'1" and 205lbs.

02-11-2012, 10:07 PM
205, you gettin svelte my Mass. friend?