Door striker adustmant.

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Ed Fenwick

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Hi guys. silly me, I did a poor job marking the position of the striker bolt before removing it. The bushings are not available. I cut a PVC pipe but can't find the correct place to put it. The door is usually too far open to run. (wind noise and rain inside) I have tried up, down, in, out, so far nothing works. Is there a procedure or just trial and error? The hinges seem ok!
Thanks help, please Ed
 

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Ed, door strikers are held by captive nuts inside the B pillars. Try measuring the striker location on the other door for approximate location. If no luck, remove the pillar cover to get access to the nut. Plastic striker bushing must be very close to 9/16" outside diameter to work properly. Use an open end 9/16" wrench as a caliper to measure. Inside diameter is 7/16". Without replacing the complete striker most have had the best success with 1/2" PEX tubing that usually requires slight reducing.

.I made metal bushings around five years ago that are still working perfectly. Cleaning and lubing latches, locks, and hinges are a must for longevity.

 

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Thanks for your help guys. I tired of making minute adjustments and bought a new striker $10. works great.
 

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