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BJ8 door strikers keep slippng

Chris_Masucci

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Hi Folks,

How does one keep the door strikers from slipping? I set them and tighten them with two shims each side and they fit great, but will not stay put regardless of how tight I make the two screws holding them to the shut pillar.

Help!

Cheers!
 

Healey Nut

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Hi Folks,

How does one keep the door strikers from slipping? I set them and tighten them with two shims each side and they fit great, but will not stay put regardless of how tight I make the two screws holding them to the shut pillar.

Help!


Cheers!

Remove the phillps head screws get some allen key equivalents and Loctite them in .
 
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Chris_Masucci

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I have some of those but it isn't over time that this is happening. This happens during the first close or two as I am trying to set the shut depth, if that makes sense. Do people roughen up the shut pillar trim and shims or something to keep them from sliding?

Or do they just need to be really friggen tight?
 

Keoke

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I have some of those but it isn't over time that this is happening. This happens during the first close or two as I am trying to set the shut depth, if that makes sense. Do people roughen up the shut pillar trim and shims or something to keep them from sliding?

Or do they just need to be really friggen tight?

Tthe door strikers are mounted such that they are in a slip position .
Consequently It appears that you may have an alignmnt problem between the door and the strikers .
This allows the door catch to put a downward load on the striker causing it to slip.
 
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Chris_Masucci

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Hi Keoke,

Everything looks lined up perfectly, they just get pushed in towards the center of the car. I guess I'm going to have to figure out some bushings for the holes in the shut pillar, etc. to keep things in place. I'll try Healey Nut's proposal first and see what happens. I suppose as a last resort I could get them set, mark position and then apply a dab of JB weld in between the shims, etc. I may try some of that thin double sided tape for applying home window film for winter. That stuff is pretty tough in shear.
 

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Yeah that is a shear load causing the slip.
However, try closing the door with a slow constant pressure until you hear the latch click. Then open it and see if it moved in. If it did the latch may be located too far out, or the draught excluder rubber around the door may be too small /worn out.
 
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Chris_Masucci

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Hmmm, I didn't install the draught excluder rubber yet. That may be part of my problem, thinking that the latch should do all of the stopping.
 

Keoke

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hmmm, i didn't install the draught excluder rubber yet. That may be part of my problem, thinking that the latch should do all of the stopping.

say wot !!--lol
 
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