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JamesHammond   
Mon Jan 15 2018, 05:38pm
Joined: May 27 2017
Member No: #3159
Location: Leicester
Hi all,

My first post so please be gentle with me.

I have a blue Exclusive which is a 2009 2.7. I am just about to start my 3rd year of ownership. The whole time I've owned the car the door struts that are supposed to keep the doors in an open position (unless a gust of wind catches it), on all four doors are absolutely useless. If the car is on the slightest of inclines the door will slam shut or open fully.

Is there a fix for this and has this been a problem for anyone else?
If there are any replacement parts required would you be good enough to share your wisdom & knowledge.

BTW, they all look quite rusty coloured.
Dave-Retired   
Mon Jan 15 2018, 06:48pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
The door stops can show signs of rust on the surface (mine do probably from lack of use) and can often be 'noisy' because of that rust.

They were never 'tight' on the 3 C6 I have owned and the doors aren't lightweight, but I have had cars with far heavier doors (2 door Merc Convertible) which stayed open.

Maybe get 1 new one to compare with the old to see if they can be tightened up.

Front Door Stops part 9181J4 are £39.84 each UK retail

Rear Door Stops part 9184J3 are £33.60 each UK retail
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JamesHammond   
Mon Jan 15 2018, 08:56pm
Joined: May 27 2017
Member No: #3159
Location: Leicester
Thanks for the quick reply.
vaho   
Tue Jan 16 2018, 06:22am
Joined: Jun 25 2015
Member No: #2228
Location: Tallinn
Each stop has two springs and generally only one of the springs fails/breaks. So the most cost effective way is to buy one front and one rear and repair the others with the good parts from the replaced stops.
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Dave-Retired   
Tue Jan 16 2018, 08:19am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
vaho wrote ...

Each stop has two springs and generally only one of the springs fails/breaks. So the most cost effective way is to buy one front and one rear and repair the others with the good parts from the replaced stops.

I haven't actually removed one to take a look so that's good to know vaho.
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AndreSMCXXMC6   
Tue Jan 16 2018, 01:39pm
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #615
Location: Groesbeek
Order some clips 7473.FL too.
When dismounting the door panel some will brake off.
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e3steve   
Wed Jan 17 2018, 04:26am
Joined: Jan 21 2013
Member No: #1163
Location: Warsash, Hants & Palma de Mallorca, Spain
AndreSMCXXMC6 wrote ...

Order some clips 7473.FL too.
When dismounting the door panel some will brake off.
They’re £1 (GBP) each! I managed to get all of mine out by using the correct tool, once the door card was separated from the door...
 

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