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Annoying squeeky doors while driving...
ridgeback Offline
Member
#1
I have many squeaks to hunt down and repair and the easiest to repair, I would hope, is the doors... not the hinge area but rather from the locking mechanism side. Is this common and is the an easy adjustment to remedy the annoying squeaking?

Ron
Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#2
how do the strikers look? if the plastic ring is missing and its just metal it will let the door rock a bit
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
You can get replacement strikers at Advance Auto. It's an easy job to put them in.
Pete Dunham


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ridgeback Offline
Member
#4
I will have to inspect them now that I know what to look floor.. THANKS!

Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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ridgeback Offline
Member
#5
Nailed it! No plastic bushings present on either door.. just ordered the striker from Rock Auto.

Thanks again for letting me keep my hair intact with yet another quick and easy resolve!!!
Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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SK 88 T-Bird Offline
Member
#6
One thing I noticed on my car, I had loosened the lock strikers for whatever reason, but also had the squeaks. What I found out, the strikers were not aligned to the center of the door lock itself. Just before you close the door shut, look to see if the door lock itself and the striker align with each other. If not, loosen striker and adjust. If the striker is slightly up or down, the door is now misaligned, which in turn, caused the bad door squeaks. After aligned, squeaks were completely gone on mine. Hope this helps a little
88TC, T3/T4, .63AR, Walbro 255 pump, Ranger Roller cam, Kirban AFPR, 120 3G ALT, K&N Cone filter, Boost press set to 17PSI, Timing 10deg
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