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Old 15-01-2008   #31
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Cool Re: Door Check Straps

Door check straps are fitted between the body and door oz ..they stop the door flying open into an old lady when your in a hurry to get out

They do snap and are or should I say can be a pain to fit ..ask Chris clark he recently did his

Item 7 on this diagram

http://eper.fiatforum.com/eper/navi?...=3&WINDOW_ID=1
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Re: Door Check Straps

The doors on the 3 door are quite heavy, and my missus is a bit clumsy, so both of my door limiters are snapped, i got two replacements for about 8 quid each i think, but i havent done it yet
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Door problem something snapped?

When i opened my door a big gust of wind took it out my hands and it went right they way back and make a breaking noise. On closer inspection its not the top main hinge its the one below i think its for stopping to door from going to far back. it has like a arm type thing and that has come out of the hole its ment to be in, not sure if it has snapped or something in side the whole has snapped.
Just wondering how much this is to repair, will it be a new door or could they just repair the broken part.
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

the door still opens smoothly and everything jst wen it goes too far back makes funny noises
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

check strap snapped, have a looky here

https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo-tech...ck-straps.html
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Question Broken Door

Hi guys,

This weekend a big gust of wind got hold of my front door and ripped it out of my hand when getting out of the car. This resulted in a large bang and my door almost opening up to a right angle with the car!

On further inspection the bar that stops the door opening too far has snapped/come off its mount and you can now open the door as wide as you like!

How the heck do I get about fixing this? Is it snapped (looks like it from the end) or just come un-done from somewhere inside the door?

I take it; it will be a door off job, or at least the inner door card? Or maybe I can just take the speaker out to get to it?

So, what is it and how do I fix it?! See photo for details…

Any links to the parts and part numbers I may need would be fantastic.

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Re: Broken Door

Bad news, do a search on door check strap as somebody replaced these recently I think.

https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo-tech...ck-straps.html
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Re: Broken Door

had this problem when i bought mine

i took the door card off and the internal metal card which i will say was a total nightmare, there are much more simpler ways to do it
that link posted there ^ has the diferent ways of doing it

also from wat i remember fiat are now supplying that part in plastic so best bet is to get a check strap from a scrap yard, least that way its metal and a lot cheaper
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

A gust of wind the other day did this to my beloved Charly too. It pulled the door as far as it would go and i heard a snap but i couldnt figure what had broken. Only this morning on closer inspection did i realise the door check strap had broken and every time i open the door to the max and then close it again, it makes a snap sound.

Upon researching this problem... Is it really that hard to replace? Surely the door doesnt need to be dismantled just to change this small part?
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

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Upon researching this problem... Is it really that hard to replace? Surely the door doesnt need to be dismantled just to change this small part?
Lol... it's a Fiat. Look at how hard it is to change a headlight bulb and then tell me you're suprised
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

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Lol... it's a Fiat. Look at how hard it is to change a headlight bulb and then tell me you're suprised
I know yeah! I was just hoping and praying it would be a quick fix. I don't like the snap sound every time i close the door so i might just remove the check strap completely??? Unless anyone else thinks this is bad...
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

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I know yeah! I was just hoping and praying it would be a quick fix. I don't like the snap sound every time i close the door so i might just remove the check strap completely??? Unless anyone else thinks this is bad...
Yes. It is bad. You can easily bend the door hinges/mountings without it and then the door wont fit properly. Better to fix it.
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

Mine used to click, so I just opened up the door as wide as it could go, and tightened up all the fastenings; didn't click after that.
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Re: Door problem something snapped?

I'm usually very careful with my door, just the wind blew it wide open. Looks like another niggly job for the stilo.
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