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How to repair front door check strap (with pics).

Discussion in 'Omega How to and FAQ's' started by sounds2k, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. markjay

    markjay Dakota

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    I did the ‘Crack of Doom' fix today following Sounds2k's instructions above. I took some pictures and you can see them below. Mine’s is a facelift but the procedure seems exactly the same.

    Some points to note:

    1. I had no facilities to cut the plates - no idea why Vx sell them like this - so I could not squeeze-in the outer plate and did the inside plate only (which, incidentally, fits as is with no need for cutting). Granted, one reinforcement plate is not as good as two, but it is considerably better than none…

    2. I thoroughly cleaned the mechanism and then applied a liberal amount of grease. Very tricky getting the strap back in, with very little space for manoeuvre. Also, I started with gloves but had to give them up in order to be able to slip the strap into place.

    On assembly – presto – no more Crack of Doom!

    Many thanks Sounds2k for the very helpful info.


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  2. Super How2!(y)

    Laidback66, can this be put in the How2 section? It is certainly worthy.
     
  3. laidback66

    laidback66 Guest

    Agreed. Superb guide. Duly moved. :)
     
  4. markjay

    markjay Dakota

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    OK, had some free time today so I did a drawing that clarifies something that does not really need any more clarifying... But I did it anyway, so here it is:

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  5. sounds2k

    sounds2k New Member

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    ... and it's only the outside plates that need trimming to fit in the hole in the door, the inside plates can be fitted as they are.
     
  6. Graham M

    Graham M Member

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    Having just done both mine as they were completely ripped out, i dont see why the reinforcement plates need trimming as they fit in through the hole where the wiring plug is, hopefully giving more support, door feels so much better for doing job and safe in the knowledge that if 5yr old son is in front of car, door cant swing wide open if caught by wind etc and hit adjacent car/wall.
     
  7. helterskelter

    helterskelter New Member

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    GrahamM, You say your check strap mechanism was completely ripped out.
    Do you mean the brackets inside the door had ripped out and taken a small piece of door with them? Did you have to do anything other than fit the brackets, welding etc.

    eddie
     
  8. randomspam

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    The drivers door stay on my new MV6 has gone resulting in it closing on it's own without me pulling it. Is this fix applicable to such a problem?
     
  9. diarmidstephen

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    Vauxhall technical service bulletin

    Various mention has been made of the above but I do not see any indication of the actual bulletin number for this field remedy. Anyone have the number?

    I phoned Vauxhall Trade Club for it and they could only find Bulletin 1399 which is on the subject "Front Doors - Check Link Pulls Out of A-Pillar". This was of some help and I can e-mail it to any interested parties.

    Regards
     
  10. diarmidstephen

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    13104167 - Torx Screw

    Just out of interest to add further to this topic.

    As a Trade Club member I ordered the assembly items to service my Omega doors and was advised that I could only purchase this item in a pack of 51 at 0.17pence each.

    Anyone else had this problem with the Vauxhall retail outlets?

    Regards
     

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