85ss Monte Carlo door issues

Irishspring46

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I’ve got an 85 ss monte carlo. It’s hard to explain what my driver side door issue is but the driver side door on my Monte is very hard to close. To get it to fully close and seal you have to slam it. If you don’t it will latch but not go all the way in. It also feels as if there’s resistance when push the door towards the car. Especially when the door is right before closing. It’s there’s tension on the door. Like I should be able to let go of the door and it will swing to the car. But my door seems to get resistance/tension/tightness when I get close to closing it. Also not sure if this is normal but the passenger side feels super tight. When I open it it’s kinda hard to pull the door handle but when it goes it pops open pretty hard.
 

Irishspring46

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I’ve got an 85 ss monte carlo. It’s hard to explain what my driver side door issue is but the driver side door on my Monte is very hard to close. To get it to fully close and seal you have to slam it. If you don’t it will latch but not go all the way in. It also feels as if there’s resistance when push the door towards the car. Especially when the door is right before closing. It’s there’s tension on the door. Like I should be able to let go of the door and it will swing to the car. But my door seems to get resistance/tension/tightness when I get close to closing it. Also not sure if this is normal but the passenger side feels super tight. When I open it it’s kinda hard to pull the door handle but when it goes it pops open pretty hard.
I even adjusted the striker part and removed that spring thing that pops the door open for you because it was seized
 

melloelky

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with the window up or down?there's a bit of resistance with the windows when closing.it sounds like a few things but let's start with the windows
 
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melloelky

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if you grab it from the rear does the door have any up and down play? when it opens does it drop @all?when you close it do you have to pick it up @ all inorder for it to latch? these are signs of worn pin and bushing assemblies and or hinges.it may be a striker adjustment but if the hinges are worn that's the bigger issue.
 
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Clone TIE Pilot

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Most likely worn hinge bushings and pins. The driver side gets more wear than the passenger side. Plus the doors on these cars are big heavy barn doors which puts a lot of strain on the hinges.
 

Irishspring46

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if you grab it from the rear does the door have any up and down play? when it opens does it drop @all?when you close it do you have to pick it up @ all inorder for it to latch? these are signs of worn pin and bushing assemblies and or hinges.it may be a striker adjustment but if the hinges are worn that's the bigger issue.
It doesn’t feel like it has any up and down play. But it does seem to close easier if you lift up on it but you do have to close it reallt hard
 

Clone TIE Pilot

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Have you replaced the weatherstripping on your car? Often aftermarket weatherstripping doesn't as well as factory original.
 

565bbchevy

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It doesn’t feel like it has any up and down play. But it does seem to close easier if you lift up on it but you do have to close it reallt hard
Have someone lift up the end of the door while it's open and then you can look for any movement within the hinge where the pin goes through in the middle and also where the roller is which should be centered on the pin it rides on.
If you can also post a picture or video of it
 
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