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door spring 1981

Old 09-29-2018, 11:29 AM
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Willcox says it's a 10 minute job....but apparently not for me with the door on the car. I have the special tool, but I cannot get the spring to sit in the upper an lower grooves in order to tweak it into position. Anybody have hints on how to get this done? Hinge doesn't appear bent. Hints and suggestions welcomed.
Old 09-30-2018, 11:24 AM
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Have you have you checked Wilcox or YouTube for a video showing how it's done?
Old 09-30-2018, 05:00 PM
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yes. Checked them out several times. Can't seem to get the s-spring to line up in both D slots. I can get it in the top slot or the bottom slot, but not both at the same time. When in the top hole and D slot, the spring seems canted outward. Thanks for the reply and suggestion. I will be making another effort when I get some time.

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