The left side door latch doesn't work without tweaking the striker grab fingers before attempting to close the door. I discovered that if you lift up on the door, it will close perfect! So the question is, should I adjust the latch to compensate for door sag or will replacing the hinge pins and/or bushings cure the problem? I think the latch itself is fine!
When the door is closed, does it line up? If so striker is alined.
When the door is open, can you move it up and down from the back end?
Probably pins and bushings
Ohio Mustang Supply
Yes, the door can be lifted from the rear...maybe a 1/4" of movement (or more!) I think the pins are bad!
I think you need some new pins.Did you straighten that bumper out yet ?
I hear that! The door project is on hold until after a few more shows. I do have to fix that bumper alignment before Nance kicks my butt! LOL
Third Gen Camaros suffer from these same issues all the time--demn long doors. By the time the pins and bushings are toast so is the hole in the hinge itself--usually wollowed out--easy fix has always been welding a new piece of plate on top of the old hole with the correct size hole drilled into it-then installing the bushing in that. I'm not one for cheesing out on repairs but I've never had anyone spot the "fix"---really have to be in there looking for it.
I found out that my hinges have been drilled and fitted with 3/8" bolts! Needless to say, I am replacing all four hinges. Farming this one out...it's going to a local body shop that specializes in panel alignments. Going to get that pesky trunk aligned also!