Published on 2013-06-21
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If you open the door on your fox mustang and it does this the likely cause is a broken door hinge check spring. Don’t worry we've got you covered with our 5.0Resto lower door hinge check spring. Installation does not require you to remove your fender. We did so just to show you a clear view of the entire replacement process.
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You will however need to remove your wheel and inner wheel well liner. That’s held in place by just a couple of screws and push pins. Once you get those out of the way. You can wiggle it out of its comfy little home. First remove the center hinge bolt that goes through the check spring. Grab your die grinder and remove the retainer head.
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With it ground down you can pry the remnants of the old check spring away from the lower hinge. Position the new check spring into place. Reinstall the hinge bolt. Now was supposed to happen when you open the door on your mustang.
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Tired of having the door swing back at you when you open it? This is caused by a worn, broken or missing Mustang door hinge check spring, also known as tension spring. After years of use, abuse and weathering they finally lose all tension to help hold the door open. Replacing these hinge springs is easier than you think with the help of the 5.0Resto door hinge springs and Jmac’s expert video advice! NOTE: You do not have to remove your fender for the install. We did to help show you the removal steps.
If your door check spring is worn, it is highly likely that you also have a worn out door hinge pins and lower door hinge rollers in your Mustang. Be sure to pick up these 5.0Resto parts along with your check spring to fully restore the door on your Fox Body Mustang!