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Door limiter- question-installation

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I need help reinstalling the driver side door limiter. I think I have it figured out from the previous posts and pictures. But I am not 100% sure. I am inserting the limiter through the small access hole in the foot well. Running the limiter horizontally through a small notch inside the pillar and attaching the limiter to the door by way of a pin. Is that it ? What is to keep the limiter in place ? The small notch does not appear to be substantial enough to hold it up. I assume the limiter is free moving inside the footwell panel.. but...it doesn't seem right. Am I missing something here?

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You don't mention if you have the big thick cushion block on it.
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Door detail 1.jpg

Key #37 is the limiter and has a rubber "donut" around the shaft.
Be careful with the pin length, key #38: too long and it will foul on the hole in the "A" pillar

Rallye has a good pic. of it: -


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Where does one get part #38?
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It is a standard clevis pin. I bought a blister pack of various sizes and used two for the limiters.
As I said, make sure the replacement pin doesn't drop down too far it will foul on the pillar sheet metal.
I cut them off with just enough pin exposed to drill a hole and fit an "R" clip to retain it.
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Isn't the bottom hole on the door mount smaller than the top hole?
Did you drill the holes the same size or was the bottom hole wallowed out?
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The door holes were ovalled out so I re-drilled to take a slightly larger diameter clevis pin.
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Hi everybody,

I figured out my problem. In the door pillar there is or should be a heavy wire guide held in place by what appear to be two screws. The flat part of the limiter passes in between the two heavy wire gauge guides. The guides, not only support the limiter, but also engage with the clips on the limiter to hold the door open. I have this setup on the passenger door, but the heavy wire guide is missing on the drivers door. Thus there is no provision for holding the door open. The limiter will keep the door from hyper extending, but will flop around so to speak, since it is not being held in place by the guides. The one screw/bolt has been torn off, while I don't think there is any way to get the other unscrewed. I am absolutely open to any suggestions. Is it even possible to get some type of guide in place.


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I couldn't find a clevis with an exact match - so I drilled the hole on the limiter to 1/4, and as mentioned appropriately shortened the clevis.
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I'm going to reply to this old thread.

Three things.

Instead of using clevis pins I used Binding barrels, McMaster-Carr 94887A359. The length needed to be reduced by about 1/16" bu it worked fine. The smaller screw fit through the smaller bottom hole & tightened down on the bottom metal jsut fine. I added a touch of blue locktite to the screw.

As Tim asked, what do you do to repair the guide inside the body that holds the door open? One of mine is also pulled free. Without the part on place the limiter can bond on he body, keeping the door from closing. Anyone know the best way to reattach it?

Finally, on the door limiter that is still intact, even greasing the limiter when I open the door fully, there is horrendous noise from the limiter sliding up onto the guide in the body. Is there something better than wheel bearing grease or any other way to kill the noise?
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I used the binding barrels as well. Bought a stainless one from McMaster Carr that fit perfectly.

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Great info on the binding barrels. I added both Pat and Curtis's comments here in the wiki--

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My car had a pair of canvas straps acting as limiters. Was that ever factory, or a previous owner's fix based on the rust in those areas?
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Egz wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:09 am My car had a pair of canvas straps acting as limiters. Was that ever factory, or a previous owner's fix based on the rust in those areas?
No. Most likely, the triangle brackets ripped out of the door.
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Ooo, sins of previous owners. One of mine was gone and the body guy had to cut it open to fix it.
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