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Old 02-12-2010
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My door striker pin is quite worn. The problem with looking for one is that all of the parts places go by make/model/year and tend not to have dimensions. An example in the JC Whitney catalog is here

The ones I've found have pvc bushings. The one on the coach is a steel bushing over rubber (and the rubber has deteriorated badly).
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I had to go out and buy at T50 TORX bit to get the striker bolt out:



You can see how worn the steel sleeve and rubber bushing are.



I bought a set of bushings for the tailgate pins on an early 90s Bronco. There are two short and two long, with the short ones being the same length as the steel sleeve. Without the rubber there is some side-to-side slip, but that should be OK.



The door latch closes tightly around the bushing, and there is no give at all. Very solid, and should reduce rattle.

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Cool fix.
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Very nice!
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Thanks Don! Just what I, too, needed.
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You mean Stephen Birtles isn't making these yet?
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One other thing to note is that the plate the striker pin screws into (behind the frame) "floats" so you can adjust the pin position such that, when closed, the door is pulled in as far as possible against the weatherstrip.
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One other thing to note is that the plate the striker pin screws into (behind the frame) "floats" so you can adjust the pin position such that, when closed, the door is pulled in as far as possible against the weatherstrip.
I took the striker pin out on my 2001,when i did the plate fell down in the door.
It was just low enough I could work it back p with an ice pick,and it was a PITA to get the pin screwed back in.
I had to drill a small hole in the door jam and sticking another ice pick through that hole I held the plate in position long enough to start the pin back into the plate.
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Guess I got lucky!
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Don,

Seems like a great solution. Please keep us up to date on it's longevity.
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