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Hi guys,

When I open the driver's door to get in/out of the car, I notice the door drops slightly.
When I close the door, it lifts a bit and closes properly.
I've tightened all the bolts that I can see, but that didn't seem to help.

I'm sure it's only going to get worse in time, but do you guys know what the issue might be?

I was going to have it looked at when the next oil change comes up (likely in Sept/Oct.), but just wanted a rough idea for now.
 

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It usually means the bushings in the hinges are worn. I have to replace them on my Suburban every 5-10 years.

 

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Ok sounds good, thanks for the guidance.
I'll keep my eye on it and address it this year.
 

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Ok sounds good, thanks for the guidance.
I'll keep my eye on it and address it this year.
You don't wanna wait too long. The door latch is now not aligned properly and is banging hard on the striker bolt. Do this long enough and it can do damage. This happened on my wife's old Escort. The striker bolt bent inward and tore the cab steel. The striker bolt was fine but we had to have the steel welded back in place.

On my Suburban I don't have to grind off the pins. There's a clip holding it in place. All I have to do is remove the clip and punch out the pin.
 

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Honda hinges are sealed. Those GM truck hinges were serviceable because they were welded to the body.
 
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