Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide




Front and Rear
  1. Matchmark the hinge-to-body and hinge-to-door locations. Support the door either on a padded jack or have somebody hold it for you.
  3. On models with a center door check bar, push in on the claw and pull out the stopper pin. Alternatively, unbolt the door check from the door.

Depending on equipment, it may be necessary to disconnect various wires running into the door. This will require removal of the door pad.

  1. Remove the lower hinge-to-door bolts.
  3. Remove the upper hinge-to-door bolts and lift the door off the hinges.

The door will be heavier than it looks; be prepared

  1. If the hinges are being replaced, remove them from the door pillar.
  3. Install the door and hinges with the bolts finger tight.
  5. Adjust the door and tighten the hinge bolts.


See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Adjustment for doors

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Fig. Fig. 2: Check these areas when aligning the doors

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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the strike bolts and move to adjust

When checking door alignment, look carefully at each seam between the door and body. The gap should be constant and even all the way around the door. Pay particular attention to the door seams at the corners farthest from the hinges; this is the area where errors will be most evident. Additionally, the door should pull in against the weatherstrip when latched to seal out wind and water. The contact should be even all the way around and the stripping should be about half compressed.

The position of the door can be adjusted in three dimensions: fore and aft, up and down, in and out. The primary adjusting points are the hinge-to-body bolts. Apply tape to the fender and door edges to protect the paint. Two layers of common masking tape works well. Loosen the bolts just enough to allow the hinge to move in place. With the help of an assistant, position the door and retighten the bolts. Inspect the door seams carefully and repeat the adjustment until correctly aligned.

The in-out adjustment (how far the door "sticks out" fr