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Old 01-29-2011, 12:22 PM
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Does any one know how to adjust the doors on a 2001 Dodge Ram extended cab?
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:22 PM
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What is the problem that you need to adjust it? If it is sagging, pins and bushings might help.....
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Washers can be used to adjust most things.
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when i bought the truck the previous owner replaced the door and it sticks out a little, it needs to be adjusted into the truck more if that makes sense
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:38 PM
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Grind down whatever is in the way of it closing completely
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Shouldn’t have to grind anything.
Where does it stick out at along the fender, along the cab where the latch is,
or along the top of the window?
Depending on where it sticks out different ways to adjust.

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Old 01-29-2011, 03:43 PM
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It sounds like it is an after-market door that isn't quite right
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:49 PM
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I dont want to have to grind anything and its not aftermarket. It sticks out on the edge near the mirror on the door, towards the front of the truck.
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Thats not an easy spot to adjust, you can try and lossen off the top hinge bolts and try moveing the door in with the top hinge adjustment, or you can respace the top of the fender that may also help. Doors are heavy and if you get them out of wack they can be a pita to get back to the right spot. Mark all your original hinge spots before you move them. Can you post a pic of the spot?
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Was this door always like this or did something happen to it, like get forced open by the wind or by someone leaning on the door?
And does the upper part of the door (aka: the glass frame) seal properly?
Is the door pushed out all along the front edge of the door? is there any possibility of getting us a picture of it to see what exactly what is wrong. I am thinking that the door hinges may be out of adjustment (most likely) or something is bent.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:47 AM
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For some reason i cant post the picture but its in one of my albums

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well From the picture from your album I can only see the top part of the door just under the beltline. It is indeed out from the fender, but I cant tell how the rest of the door is sitting. Was this truck repaired in the past? Does the very top of the door seal good and not allow air past the door gasket?

BTW your truck looks nice!
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Click the image to open in full size.Sorry I haven't replied in a long time I've been very busy. The door is not original and it does not seel very well along the top of the door either. It lets air and sometimes water through the gasket along the top.Once I reach about 60mph on the highway the door starts to shake probably because of the wind. Also no other repairs have been made the the body besides the replacement of this door.

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BTW your truck looks nice![/quote]

Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:06 AM
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Ok. You might be able to make this better by adjusting the door a bit. With the door opened and propped up with either a jack or a stand or similar device. Loosen all four bolts that hold the door to the hinges(two on either hinge). If your door is only out on the top, loosen the two bolts on the top hinge and only break free the bottom hinge bolts. With the door loose, push the top front of the door,(just below the mirror) inwards. It will hopefully move inwards. If it does, tighten the bolts. You may have to hold the door to keep it from falling back into its old adjustment. If it does not move you may have to tap on the hinge slightly to get it to break free.

If you cannot get it adjusted, or you cannot get the door to move from its hinges, you will have to bring it to either a body shop or the dealership and see if they can get it to adjust. Most doors adjust just fine, but I haven't tried to adjust my door on my truck so I'm not sure if it will.

Good luck and I hope it works
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