Facelift Model door stay cracking noise

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Old Cruiser, Friday 8th May, 2015.

  1. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just wondering if anyone has found a good fix for the drivers door stay cracks that happen when opening the door, funny thing is at first I thought it was the seat cracking as I was getting , but then realised it's the door moving slightly when my big arris hits the seat and the door moves slightly !lol
    Cheers Pete
     
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  2. Busa1340r Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Have you checked that the fixing nuts on the door are secure?
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You will find you need to change the entire catcher to eliminate the noise IIRC they 45 quid brand new. I had one replaced on my driver door and now it perfect.
     
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  4. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ah right thanks for that, was yours making the same cracking noise then? Must say I don't hear any noise from it with the door closed or when pulling away, wish they'd make these cars with decent quality stuff!!LOL
    Cheers Pete
     
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  5. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    yeah I did mate, done that the other weekend.
    Cheers Pete
     
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  6. Busa1340r Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry, having re-read that, I have realised that that may not make complete sense. I meant the nuts that secure the check strap to the door carcass. If you have done this already, then I concur that a replacement check strap is more than likely required....
     
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  7. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Understood what you meant mate, I think you're right.
    Cheers Pete
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Take a picture of it.
     
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  9. Busa1340r Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Pervert :shock::gotcha:
     
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  10. Old Cruiser Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ended up cleaning up the door stays and applying some Silicon grease and working that in and seems a lot better now, in fact sounds pretty much the same as passenger side now , so hopefully that's that!!LOL
    Cheers Pete
     
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  11. nemiers Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    What's with all the protection LOL

    Surely a thorough clean up and re-grease would do just a good a job ?
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    That page contains an ebay link, which is always a dangerous thing to link to as the darn things expire after some time.

    So here is the ebay item title "15/32" Imperial Chrome Steel Ball AISI 52100 GRADE 100 - Hardened - 10 Pack" for future reference.
     
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  13. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I've done both rear door catchers, 10 mins of a job.
     
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  14. jimmy1973gb Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Does the door trim have to come off to change the door catchers?
     
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  15. nemiers Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    For beginning ordered grease, lets see if it will help.
    Will report when received and applied.
     
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  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I think it does, as the main part is inside the door.
     
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  17. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Yes, but they are easy to remove.
     
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  18. nemiers Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Did this repair just before new years. I had two problems in same door, firstly window motor did not work, so to my surprise
    I found that ground wire coming to door was broken. No idea how it could happen. Looks like someone has touched something in wiring before. It did work before.
    But at the same time it was easy to remove the door stay, nothing special about process, just remove door trim, then that plastic with nasty glue,
    three bolts and door stay comes out. Little bit hard to open metal case to get to bearing balls, vice helps a lot.
    One of bearing balls was just little scratched, other one was not round anymore. :Laughing:
    New ones in, some grease and all good. No more noise. Until I open the other door in back:lol:
    Will report if noise returns.
     
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