Van sliding door runner how to repair?


Old 12-11-12, 07:29 PM
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Exclamation Van sliding door runner how to repair?

We have a 99 Mitsubishi Express Van & one of the sliding doors keeps coming out of the top runner just as you close it. It is a bit rusted & it looks like the small lip that the roller sits on is either bent out or missing (rusted off probably). Is there anyway that we can fix this without spending a fortune?? (The door will be permanently closed, but need it fixed for roadworthy) Thanx!!
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Old 12-11-12, 08:24 PM
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I suppose that you could use self-tapping sheet metal screws to screw the door to the frame if you never plan to open it again, but you'd have to install them from the inside in order to not have an immediate rust problem on the outside. As to getting the door into place, if you can get some friends to help, there are those large suction cup handles, you could possibly manhandle the door even if it wants to come loose.
Old 12-12-12, 04:04 AM
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I used to have a GMC work van and the sliding door would come off track if it was opened too far/hard but it stayed in place fine once the door was closed. Is that what your door is doing? or can it come off track after it's shut and locked?

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