Rear barn door check strap

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Rear barn door check strap

Post by Dog walker » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:03 pm

Start again on my MK4 the rear barn door check strap on nearside will not hold the door open
Both sides appear to be identical can't see any thing missing or broken has anyone any ideas before I order a new one thanks

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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Doc » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:21 pm

Can you posts a photo of the side that's not holding open?
On the door side there is a cylindrical metal piece which can degrade and leave the door not latching open.
On the body side the metal "hook" might also be a bit slack through wear and tear
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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Dog walker » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:35 pm

I understand where you are coming from doc the cylindrical piece is still there and door side looks exactly the same as the other side thought maybe could just tweek something sorry no pics I'll get round to doing Tapatalk one day

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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:47 pm

I’ve had a similar issue. It mat be the hook that the door clips into when opened has snapped. Have a look mate.


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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Dog walker » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:34 pm

Can't see anything broken at all and nothing different from one door to other the spring is fine the roller is fine vans only done 40000 last one had 140000 on it doors never did this it's a blinking nuisance when you've got both hands full of dogs think I'll just order a new one see what that does

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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Doc » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:57 pm

Swap the body side part over from left to right and vise versa, if the problem moves you know you know it's that part at fault.
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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Dog walker » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:42 pm

Fixed it bought a new one £15 from TPS £24 of eBay rip off eBay you have to be so carefull

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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by borgwarrior » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:46 pm

I had the same issue years ago. With a flat screwdriver I bent the metal detent back to the original place, and it's holding it back as it should.

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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Dog walker » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:28 pm

Actually I tried that and it snapped like a twig

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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Doc » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:33 pm

Which part did you buy, the part on the body or the door??
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Re: Rear barn door check strap

Post by Dog walker » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:12 pm

The part on body doc as I say tried to tweek it a bit and snap it anyway back to normal now no doors closing while putting dogs in van

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