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My first thread so be gentle

I've a 01 Alfa Sportivo 1.8. (no mods as classic designs are forever)

My question is about door hinges. the drivers side broke a few weeks ago, there's no indexing and swings freely, (door in the shoulder blades is not fun) the passenger side is now starting to show signs of failure.

I need to replace the part, is the part modular and easily replaced... (whats the given name)

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Re: My first thread so be gentle

the door check strap is what holds it in position, it is easily replaced. it is bolted to the door by 2 bolts, but you will need to remove the door card and plastic liner to get the check strap off once the bolts are removed. the check strap is attached to the car by a small pin which can be pushed out.

the check strap will last forever if you tighten its 2 bolts and grease it at least one a year. this is part of the annual lubrication and bolt tightening of all locks & hinges, it is important that you do this maintenance, ignoring it leads to check strap failure but also bonnet catch failure which is more serious.
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