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    Door latch adjustment

    Is it possible to tweak the door latches?

    2010 D4, driver's door handle needs a lot of force on both the inside and outside levers, and the door needs a good swing to close/latch properly.

    I notice also the large rubber stopper is missing from the bottom cnr of the door. Does that make a difference to how the door strikes?

    Thanks as always!
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    Given the symptoms it may be the actuator that is getting old and tired. I have recently replaced the two on the LHS of mine and did the driver's door just after I got it 4 years ago.
    Cheers, Dale
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    It MIGHT be that the door is out of alignment slightly as well? Not sure how much, if any the hinges allow movement on the Disco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narangga View Post
    Given the symptoms it may be the actuator that is getting old and tired. I have recently replaced the two on the LHS of mine and did the driver's door just after I got it 4 years ago.
    Don't say that!!
    Now 2010 D4 3.0 HSE ('James' - just cos)
    Then 2010 RRS TDV8 ('Roger' - Moore I assume...) w traxide DBS, UHF, Cooper Zeons, Superchips remap
    Then 2010 D4 2.7 TDV6 ('Jumbo') w traxide DBS
    First love 2002 D2 TD5 ('Disco Stu')

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    Ours close well even tho the rubber stoppers are missing...hence I've not bothered to replace them...so it must be the latch unit/fitment?

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    Aren't the latches adjustable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Aren't the latches adjustable?
    That's what I'm wondering... there must be some tolerance in them to allow for wear?!
    Now 2010 D4 3.0 HSE ('James' - just cos)
    Then 2010 RRS TDV8 ('Roger' - Moore I assume...) w traxide DBS, UHF, Cooper Zeons, Superchips remap
    Then 2010 D4 2.7 TDV6 ('Jumbo') w traxide DBS
    First love 2002 D2 TD5 ('Disco Stu')

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Aren't the latches adjustable?
    The D3 workshop manual only has instructions for adjusting the striker for the liftgate and the tailgate. No mention is made of the door strikers.

    Stuart, open the door and stick a screw driver in the latch so that it activates to simulate being on the striker but not locked. Try the internal handle and compare against what you experience when opening from inside. Do the same with the external handle. That will hopefully give some indication of whether it is misalignment or it is more likely the actuator (or possibly moving cables not giving full purchase on the actuator).
    Cheers, Dale
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    Good thinking, thanks
    Now 2010 D4 3.0 HSE ('James' - just cos)
    Then 2010 RRS TDV8 ('Roger' - Moore I assume...) w traxide DBS, UHF, Cooper Zeons, Superchips remap
    Then 2010 D4 2.7 TDV6 ('Jumbo') w traxide DBS
    First love 2002 D2 TD5 ('Disco Stu')

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    Our D4 has the usual Torx screws on the striker/latch bar so I presume you undo these and move it to adjust door closing.

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