6 cylinders. Big
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
GT door strap fix, cost.....nothing!
The creaking, cracking and popping door stays/straps on my GT have been doing my head in. Almost ruining getting in and out of my car!
I've had quotes ranging from £17 + VAT to £32 + VAT for each side.
Today I had a long look at the problem.
Each strap attachs to the A pillar with a bracket and pin. The pin originally has plastic/rubber washers to keep the movement free. Over time they wear and create a gap. The pin then lurches in this gap as the door strap opens.
So, I was going to drill the pin out and replace with a new bolt and washer combo.
I didn't do this as there seemed an easier solution, bend the bracket to meet the pin. A hammer became the tool of choice at this point!
Several well placed whacks later, a silent door. I've re-tightened the A pillar bolts and all seems well, but silent.
See the picture below, this is how it now looks:
Moved over to the dark side
And loving it
Last edited by wynne71; 17-08-11 at 18:58.