Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Doors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Support the door securely. Then, using a wax pencil or crayon, make an outline of the hinge where it attaches to the door.
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  3. Remove the door trim panel, and unfasten the electrical connectors for the power windows, door locks etc. (if equipped). Remove the hinge-to-door attaching bolts.
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  5. Remove the door.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of common front door components



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front door components-1979-85 RX-7



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Fig. Fig. 3: Door hinge attaching bolts

To install:
  1. Align the door hinge with the mark previously made on the door.
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  3. Install the hinge-to-door attaching bolts.
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  5. Attach the electrical connections.
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  7. Tighten the bolts securely. Check the door for proper movement and, if applicable, operation of power accessories.
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ADJUSTMENT



Door Latch Striker

See Figure 4

The door latch striker can be adjusted laterally and vertically as well as fore and aft. The striker should not be adjusted to correct door sag.

  1. Loosen the attaching screws and move the door latch striker as required.
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  3. Tighten the attaching screws and check the door for fit. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Adjusting the front door striker

Door Alignment

See Figure 3

The door hinges provide sufficient adjustment latitude to correct most door misalignment conditions. Do not cover up a poor door alignment with the door latch striker adjustment.

  1. Loosen the hinge attaching bolts and move the hinge as required.
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  3. Tighten the attaching bolts and check the door for fit. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
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