[Healeys] BT7 door stuck shut
tfsbj7 at mindspring.com
Thu Jun 10 10:14:24 MDT 2010
Try a jack under the car....place the jack so it raises against the
outrigger. Don't raise the car off the ground, just take the tension off
If this works, you might need to replace sills....
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Charlie Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 11:09 AM
To: healey list
Subject: [Healeys] BT7 door stuck shut
I closed the driver's (left) side door on my BT7 the other day and it
will not open again. I've removed the inner panel that covers the top
of the inside of the door. If I lie across the seats I can see and
operate the latch mechanism. All seems to work well and looks like it
should. I can see and feel the striker in its latched position. I also
loosened the big nut on the back of the striker under the rear fender
and tried to open the door. I also tightened that nut to try to pull it
away from the latch. Nothing seems to work.
Of course I can't get the inside door panel off of the door because it
is held on by the door seal at the bottom.
All of the parts are new and have been working fine for over a year.
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