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Land Rover Discovery: Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks Front Door Alignment

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Body / Body Repairs and General Information / Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks Front Door Alignment

CHECK

  1. Check all trims are located and fitted correctly before performing this procedure.

NOTE:

The rear quarter panel is a fixed point, all alignment checks must start from the rear quarter panel.

Check all vehicle gaps and profiles.

  1. Vehicle specific and tolerance checks.

    Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).

Remove the front fender to gain access to the front door hinge to A-pillar retaining bolts.

Refer to: Fender (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. Front door striker initial check.
  2. (1) - Keep the exterior door handle open.
  3. (2) - Place hand in position illustrated to allow feel of the door latch to striker.
  4. (3) - Move the front door in and out to feel the latch on striker.

ADJUSTMENT

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. Front door striker initial adjustment.
  2. (1) Loosen the front door striker retaining bolts. Do not fully remove.

NOTE:

The striker plate is held in position by a spring loaded backing plate.

NOTE:

Using a suitable nylon block, break the seal on the front door striker to allow more movement.

  1. (2) Adjust the front door striker upwards or downwards using a suitable nylon block to remove contact between striker and latch. Re-check the door closure, re-adjust striker if required.
  2. Do not tighten the front door striker retaining bolts at this point.

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. Door hinge to A-pillar adjustment.
  2. Loosen the front door hinge to A-pillar retaining bolts half turn only.

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. (1)Using a suitable nylon block adjust the upper door hinge as illustrated.
  2. (2) The front door will move in the directions illustrated.

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. (1)Using a suitable nylon block adjust the lower door hinge as illustrated.
  2. (2) The front door will move in the directions illustrated.

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

Tighten the hinge to A-pillar retaining bolts.

Torque: 35 Nm

Re-check the front door latch to striker and adjust if required.

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. Upper front door profile adjustment.

NOTES:

  • Adjustment to the upper part of the front door will effect the profile of the lower part of the front door.
  • Upper retaining bolt is a shouldered bolt.
  1. (1) Loosen the upper front door hinge to door retaining bolts. Do not fully remove
  2. (2) Adjust the door on the upper door hinge as illustrated.
  3. (3)The front door will move in the directions illustrated
  4. Tighten the upper door hinge to door retaining bolts.

Torque: 35 Nm

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. Lower front door profile adjustment.

NOTES:

  • Adjustment to the lower part of the front door will effect the profile of the upper part of the front door.
  • Lower retaining bolt is a shouldered bolt.
  1. (1) Loosen the lower front door hinge to door retaining bolts. Do not fully remove
  2. (2) Adjust the door on the lower door hinge as illustrated.
  3. (3)The front door will move in the directions illustrated.
  4. Tighten the lower door hinge to door retaining bolts.

Torque: 35 Nm

CHECK

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. Front door striker final check.
  2. (1) - Keep the exterior door handle open.
  3. (2) - Place hand in position illustrated to allow feel of the door latch to striker.
  4. (3) - Move the front door in and out to feel the latch on striker.

ADJUSTMENT

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks front door alignment

  1. Front door striker final adjustment.
  2. (1) Adjust the front door striker as required using a suitable nylon block and re-check the door closure.
  3. (2) Tighten the front door striker retaining bolts

Torque: 25 Nm

CHECK

Install the front fender.

Refer to: Fender (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

Check and adjust the fender alignment.

Refer to: Fender Alignment (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, General Procedures).

NOTE:

The rear quarter panel is a fixed point, all alignment checks must start from the rear quarter panel.

  1. Re-check all vehicle gaps and profiles
  2. Vehicle specific and tolerance checks.

    Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).

Make sure all hinge retaining bolts that have been adjusted are touched up with paint.

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