Door Drop ?

gregster44

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has anyone out there with an w124 coupe experienced door drop ?
let me explain,on my car it appears the door is miss aligned if you look at the line of the outer window seals the ones on the doors appear to be 4-5mm lower than the rears
dont seem to have any water leakage,but above 60mph i get a whistling from the window
can anyone help?
thanks in advance,
GREG
 

kid-jensen

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First you need to establish where the drop has occured.

Do you have a similar drop on the door itself?

If so, open the door just enough to get your hand in, and lift the back edge up and down (it's bloody heavy).

If there's any play in the up and down direction, the hinges are probably worn (read: cheap to repair).

If not, you have some mis-alignment in the door hinges or worse, the body itself, which needs looking into(read: arm and leg).

If all the above cheks out ok, the gap can probably be adjusted out by moving the window itself. Haven't got the manual handy so I can't help at the moment, but I'd bet there's plenty of adjustment built-in.
 
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gregster44

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cheers paul will give it a go,got repair manual coming off ebay so i think i"l wait till then,
cheers,GREG
 

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