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Doors will not close shut

Posted: Mon 16 Apr, 2018 7:02 pm
by Cream 280SE
Hello all

Please help!! Two of my doors will not close shut! The drivers side and the rear passenger on my vehicle.

I have been able to click the lock mechanism around and then it does not close shut! It is as if there is something not allowing the lock to work correctly.

Anyone else had this issue?

Thanks

Darren

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Mon 16 Apr, 2018 7:26 pm
by Chai
If the door will not shut (closing sounds like the door hit metal) after the roller-like device in the door latch was moved, then that roller should be moved around.
Pull the door opener and that mechanism will then be free to move around. This information is recalled from very long-term memory as I also did this long ago.

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Mon 16 Apr, 2018 7:33 pm
by CraigB
Yes if the door is open and you pull the handle (inside or out) then that lock you rotated should release and open. They can get stiff though and might need a little help with a screwdriver or even pull off and lubricate lock.

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Mon 16 Apr, 2018 8:28 pm
by Cream 280SE
Thank you, will try these suggestions.

Regards

Darren

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Mon 16 Apr, 2018 9:29 pm
by Lance
Maybe the plastic bit broke on the striker mounted on the pillar, that has happened on my W123 is W116 similar? If so then replace striker.

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Tue 17 Apr, 2018 7:09 am
by Cream 280SE
Thanks Lance

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Tue 17 Apr, 2018 11:56 pm
by Tony From West Oz
Are these still available? Are they the same for Front, Rear, Left and Right?
What are they worth? What do they cost? (LOL)

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 7:14 pm
by Cream 280SE
Gday Tony, I found out today that they can be ordered, brand spanking new!!!! That’s great!!

Problem is,..........they are $180.00 EACH!!!

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 7:47 pm
by CraigB
That's ridiculous - similar aftermarket item for landrover defender, but good quality and work because i bought some - $15. I know thats different quantities etc etc, but even from dealer in the past there was some logic with pricing - now it seems to be 'pick a number' and then they must roll around on the ground laughing about how ridiculous it is!

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 7:48 pm
by Lance
I got a good second hand one from Merc bits in huntingdale.

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 7:49 pm
by Lance
Genuine MB stuff is available for reasonable prices from MB classic USA or Pelican Parts.

Re: Doors will not close shut

Posted: Sat 21 Apr, 2018 10:01 am
by Cream 280SE
I had this quote of 180.00 + GST from Silver Star Spares at Kingsgrove. They are quite reasonable regarding their prices.

I would hate to think what a Mercedes Benz stealership would charge!