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Driver door check.

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Comet, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Mar 14, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    New owner, new transmission, new at being ripped a new one. Anyone been successful at putting the door back together after a major wind gust rips the door apart and shreds the metal holding the door check in place? I tried today to reinforce both sideS of the cheap Chinese steel door panel But broke the bolts in the door check.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2020 at 4:07 PM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Pics. I had the same thing happen but I think it actually bent the metal holding the door hinge. Let's have a peek at the damage so we can assess what's going on.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    noahrexion

    noahrexion New Member

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    Have had to do weld repairs - one that involved cutting the whole thing out to repair with welds and the weld back into place - on Honda's but not my Tundra.

    x2 lets see the pics
     
  4. Mar 15, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    I removed the door panel, removed the door check, and cleaned up the sheared metal. It was this way when I bought it but I figured a quick fix would be to wedge sheet metal on each side of the door. That didn’t work because the bolts on the door check are weak metal. I broke the bolts. So now I am in the process of tearing the check apart, prying off the busted bolts, welding in new bolts, putting it all back together again.

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  5. Mar 20, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    Mild steel meet busted door. Little Hobart 140 action.

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  6. Mar 20, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    Ground down bolt head and welded into the housing.

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  7. Mar 20, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    Bits and pieces then reassembled.

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  8. Mar 20, 2020 at 9:29 AM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    Bolted in. Door sheet metal sandwiched between mild steel with the inside welded. New stronger bolts held.

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  9. Mar 20, 2020 at 9:31 AM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    Door stays open without bungee cords now. T30 and 2 Phillips put the door card back in.

    @Professional Hand Model has no competition from my short stubs.

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  10. Mar 20, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    Any time you weld on the vehicle, disconnect the battery to save the electronics. I’m expecting a high idle until the computer relearns my 90 year old driving habits.

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  11. Mar 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    tvpierce

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    So what is it in these door checks/stays that wears out/breaks and keeps them from having tension?
     
  12. Mar 20, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    Nothing that I could see on the inside of the check was worn out. There’s two metal rollers and two springs separated by a plastic spacer inside the door check mechanism. My door was previously damaged from a wind gust that ripped the door sheet metal. The check wasn’t attached to anything. I tried to sandwich two pieces of sheet metal to close up the hole made by Mother Nature and the mild steel bolts sheared off with the pressure I put on them. The rubber gasket at the end of the check was worn but still serviceable.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    tvpierce

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    Was your check/stay functioning properly when it was damaged?
     
  14. Mar 20, 2020 at 4:47 PM
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    Comet

    Comet [OP] Yes, it is a tundra.

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    I purchased the truck last month. It was damaged Before I came into possession. I had hoped the fix would be as simple as it was. I believe it was bent by the event but I straightened things out so it functioned properly. It looked like it was functioning properly but not being attached to the door made it impossible to know until I put everything back together. The bolts were attached to the door check, when the bolts snapped the only thing to do was take it apart so I could weld new bolts into the housing.
     

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