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motohockey
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door problem

Post by motohockey » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:35 am

both front and rear doors on my 2010 AWD no longer stay open when parked on an incline...any suggestions?

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SlammedNiss
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Re: door problem

Post by SlammedNiss » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:18 pm

motohockey wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:35 am
both front and rear doors on my 2010 AWD no longer stay open when parked on an incline...any suggestions?
park the other direction?
2003 Matrix Xrs Automatic

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joatmon
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Re: door problem

Post by joatmon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:16 pm

on my 03, each door has a door check that limits the maximum the door will open, and these also have notches to hold the door at the half and full open positions. Not hard hold, but to hopefully offer enough resistance to keep the door from swinging shut on slight inclines. Also some resistance so the door does fling wide when opened.

On mine these door checks are worn, and offer no resistance or hold anymore. I could replace them, but haven't bothered

Perhaps your 2010 has similar door checks that are worn

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Re: door problem

Post by zbyers » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:34 am

SlammedNiss wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:18 pm
motohockey wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:35 am
both front and rear doors on my 2010 AWD no longer stay open when parked on an incline...any suggestions?
park the other direction?
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