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Disco Door springs How-to...

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by lerk, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Camo

    Camo New Member

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    Thanks for the original post, I only found it after doing the drivers spring today :( I did do it though without taking the glass out...
    I undid all the rods as required and took the bolts out, this releases the lock itself but you can't get it out from behind the window channel. What I did here was take the bottom screw from the window runner and pulled it forward just enough to drop the lock to one of the apertures. This gave me just enough room to take the broken spring out and put the new one in.
    Yes I did bend the window channel but by lowering the window a bit and then putting the screw back in it pulled the channel back into place with no ill effects. Not the best way but one that saved me alot of time !
    Thanks again for the original post..

    Stu
     
  2. ericthered

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    what have i done ,changed the spring on the front drivers door put it all back together, but when i reconnected the battery and pressed the remote all the buttons but the door i was working on went up and down about 4 times before stopping. and stopped open , so now i have to push all the buttons down and lock my door with the key ,been on about 4 hours today going to have another go tomorrow
     
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    ericthered New Member

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    sorted now one of the rods had come off ,will need to get a star washer i thinks to keep it on , it was coming off when i shut the door. it was the rod connected to the otherside of of the one thats connected to the servo.
     
  4. Tabby

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    Replaced the spring in my rear door last year, must say dont wanna do it again in a rush not difficult but getting the spring in was fidly and the lock barrel falling out didnt help (really dont attempt this in the dark); anyways my central locking packed in working on both back door and drivers side door last week. After plenty of WD40 on the drivers side, rebending of lock wire arms and tightening of screws and bolts on rear door all is good. Turns out that constant slamming of the rear door can knock the lock out of sink meaning the central locking jumps. Just an idea to try before you take the lot apart if you aint sure lol.
     
  5. andii88

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    3 doors done - 2 to go ! Problem is I remember there was a spacer behind the central locking plate. Top two bolts have a bracket to fit inside door with captive nuts. does the spacer go on the bottom bolts or behind the 2 screws securing the lock motor to the plate?

    thanks ( And i know I should have made a note of it - thought I would remember !)
     
  6. andii88

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    if you find when the job is done on the drivers door that the locks keep opening and closing several times, its because the central locking motor thing is positioned to far back towards hinges : just loosen the plate and move slightly to the right - even a few mm can cause this. easily solved !
     
  7. biolandy

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    Thanks for this thread guys-did my rear n/s passenger door the other night-absolute breeze.Then went on to do tailgate-absolute bitch-ended up levering out and back in, lock mechanism with large screwdriver ,anyway changed springs and job is a goodun-had to make my own actuator rod out of coat hanger wire as mine was missing-even have the child lock working-not sure I could have done it without this thread-thanks
     
  8. Project Jay

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    As a zillion others have already said, thanks for this Lerk, great help this!
     
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    Just wandering is this the cause of my central locking not working on my pax side?!!
     
  10. Mr Noisy

    Mr Noisy Coming in your ears.

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    If there is any movement from the pin, then it could be a reason why the doors are not staying unlocked.

    If the pin doesn't move at all, then it is either linkage or actuator problem.

    Remove door panel to diagnose the fault!
     
  11. kezmatt

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    Just Done the back door on my Disco , What a pain but wouldve been much harder without this link.

    Thank You !! :)
     
  12. dyte

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    Oh my god what a totally ****e job that was next time im taking the door off and leaving it off rather than ****ing about in there again lol saying that it works and the link here helped
     
  13. lerk

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    You dropped the little clip into the door 33 times rather than my 32 then! :doh::D
     
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    I did mine yesterday pig of a job I only dropped the clip about 5 times and found it easier to fit before I refitted the rocker thing it attatches toyou can do it horizontally rather than vertically if that makes sense ?
     
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    and I couldnt have done it without this link :)
     
  16. harleyboy

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    3 hours, 3 frickin hours to change the spring on the front driver door? Whoever designed that system is either an evil genius or just a malicious barsteward, either way he's a git!
     
  17. dyte

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    Fook just three hours your a ace at that job took me near 5
     
  18. harleyboy

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    Thing is I have just realised that the spring wasn't the problem. It's still being a **** to open, requiring the key to finish the job! Bollox!
    Waste of £2.50.
     
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    Have just done a front door -easy with advice here . Use Copaslip as lubrifiant (live in France ) either with or not ext on aerosol lasts longer than ordinary grease
     
  20. Broomhandlemauser

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    Ha ha . Too damn confident ! Fr door went well till tested elec window -jammed halfway stiff as hell .Loosened everything woggle d and wobbled .went up and down with elbow help but on own --NO ! Then tried detergent /water 50/50 put in channels with artists paint brush and old syringe from the vet and hey presto up and down goes quicker than all the other windows now .New veh. to me and hadnt been used for ages and channels dry -friction too much .Nothing like lubrication they tell me .Will do all the other windows as well now !