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Old 03-31-2015, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by vstewart5 View Post
I know this is an older thread, but the same thing happened to my car this weekend. My dad and brother actually had to take my door off to get it to close. It locked up or froze in the open position. When they took the door off to put it back on they noticed that the bolts that go into the hinges were the issue. the bolts are not in the door straight and there is a crack in the metal about 5 inches around both bolts. To get my door to shut the bottom hinge had to be removed. I am way past warranty age. It started just like everyone else described with the squeaking and popping, then totally froze up, and being out of alignment did some fender rubbing. If the same thing happens to you, have your door looked at where the bolts are that go into the hinges. My dad and brother said it looked like when it was made the bolts were put in way to tight causing the issue.
I will note that on my two newly replaced hinges for the driver and rear driver side. Replacing the hinge itself, fixed the problem for me. My mechanic said this is a common issue with Dodge & Chrysler. The door moves freely that when you open it, it opens fully most of the time causing too much stress on the hinge. The spring in the hinge is what gives up according to him.
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:01 PM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:35 PM
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This just happened to my girlfriends 2008 caliber. It has 49,000 miles on it. All 4 doors creak badly. Drivers side door "sprung" open and the fender got bent. I will update whit more details .
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:28 AM
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Default Same Issue

I own an 2008 Dodge Caliber SXT, and recently had this exact same issue with the spring for my driver side door popping out. While attempting to close my door it resulted in me slightly bending my fender. Since my car is not under any warranty I will have to look into what it will cost to get my door replaced.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:43 AM
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Depending on the amount of damage, it may be able to be repaired fairly easy at a reputable body shop.
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