440 front door stays??

Discussion in 'Volvo 440' started by Fred, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Gotta problem with my 15 year old 440 in that the stays (??) that stop the
    door from opening too wide and from blowing shut in one go are not working.
    The part of the door frame where it is attached has been buckled and so when
    I shut the door it resists at about 12" from the door frame and the door is
    then about 2cm lower that it should be. If I close the door firmly it rides
    up and shuts so that it is o.k. and not out of alignment. I have drifted
    the pin out of the door stay and the door will now open further than ever
    before and will slam shut with a firm action with just one finger - the
    resistance from the damaged stay system is now gone. It would appear that to
    solve the problem I would have to take the door off and cut a plate to be
    welded onto the door itself - that's where the problem is. But it would need
    a hole in it for a cylindrical thing to move in/out of.

    Question - is it worth the hassle repairing it? The hinges themselves seem
    Fred, Oct 3, 2004
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