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Re: Door problem something snapped?

yep defo the check strap,had them both replaced on mine,fiat know about this problem too,and changed the design,and yeah,cos the strap goes inside the door time door panel has to come off,only took my garage 10mins to replace.
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Old 17-03-2008   #47
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I'd rather not book it in with fiat to get it repaired. I'm gonna leave it for the time being. Need to save as much money as possible coz i'm going on holiday! After that, gonna fix her door strap, maybe replace both (depending on how i get on with the first one!), replace my pioneer dep9800bt with the double din sony XAV W1, and more importantly, replace the headlight leveller that i ordered and received a month ago! What fun when i get back from my holiday...
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Stilo door strap.

Mrs. Beard opened the door of her 3-dr. Stilo last night and heard a loud crack. At first she thought someone had thrown something at the car, but when she tried to close the door it wouldn't. As it was dark and the battery of her mobile was flat she decided she couldn't leave it where it was as she was on a main road in a dodgy area. She decided to drive slowly home holding the door shut with one hand. She kept the door pulled-to with her right hand and steered with the left.

She said that her main frustration was that as she was holding onto the door with her right hand, changing gear with her left and steering with her right knee and chin, she was unable to stick the "Vs" up at people who were tooting at her for driving at 20. She also said she started laughing when the thought of getting cramp at that point.

Anyway, back on topic, when she got home and I had a look at it, the retaining strap had sheared off. The AA came and took the offending broken part off as it was secured by torx bolts. The question now is, where's the best place to get one of these, apart from a FIAT dealer and is it easy to fit to the door?
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Re: Stilo door strap.

This got covered in depth about a year or 2 ago but im silly and cannot find.
Wheres Decks when you need him, infact he hasnt been around very much is he ok.
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Re: Stilo door strap.

I'm afraid I've never searched for anything on here before so am a bit of a noob in that respect. Any pointers to how I go about it?
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Quote Originally Posted by The Beard View Post
I'm afraid I've never searched for anything on here before so am a bit of a noob in that respect. Any pointers to how I go about it?

https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo/1298...ck-straps.html
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Re: Stilo door strap.

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, I keep getting a Google message saying
"Oops this link appears broken."

I'm going to have to buy a torx driver to fit it to the A post, but I'm wondering how it fits to the door. I know it fits with Allen bolts, but is it a case of just unbolting it, or does the door casing have to come off with all the messing about that entails?
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Re: Door Check Straps

Just made it real real easy for those that don't like Searching.

Have a good read
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Quote Originally Posted by Argonought View Post
Just made it real real easy for those that don't like Searching.

Have a good read
I think, having read the above that.....I'll get someone else to do it. Mrs. Beard can pay. She broke it
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Re: Door Check Straps

Probably a good idea - and would suggest you get a proper strap from a Fiat dealer as the cost is the very least of your worries
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Re: Door Check Straps

Can you believe it. Back in December '07, some prat calling himself The Beard
posted here about loose bolts on his Wife's Stilo. In the end, the bits that needed tightening were the Allen bolts not the Torx bolts. Oddly they were on
the passenger's side. The driver's side hasn't made a sound which makes me believe that it didn't..... "just break".....as I'd been told, but was probably let go in the wind.
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Done this on the 3dr, as they were modded in 04/05 for a more smooth, solid door close.

eLEARN is bull for this - you don't need to take the glass out, or touch the BC wiring at all.

Easy method:
1. Open the door.
2. Remove the door card.
3. Remove the speaker.
4. With the door half closed, remove the two bolts securing the check-strap to the body.
5. Remove the two bolts keeping it secured to the door.
6. Remove the check strap, removing the seal half way through pulling the strap into the door.

Refit is reverse of remocal.
It really is easy, promise . Took me 30 mins or less per door.
For the benefit of anyone replacing a door check strap, Rich's guide (above) is spot on. In fact it's easier still, because there's no need even to completely remove the door card. You can ease the card away from the base of the door enough to remove the speaker and access the check strap mechanism. Saves the need to disconnect the puddle lights, alarm light and lock pop-up button.

And yes, the replacement check strap is plastic-coated and makes opening and closing the door much smoother.
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No! It's cheaper than that from a FIAT dealer. And worse, that is an old-style strap. The later ones are modified to include a plastic coating over the strap to reduce wear and make operation smoother.

And be warned, the check straps are right- and left-handed, so this won't fit both doors...
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OK Cool, ill ring the dealer then. Thats the cheapest i have found online. Now to find me some Bump strip clips :-(
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