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Old 11-03-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
UnknownAlly
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Default Door hitch screws came off

The screws on my door hitch keep coming off.
I first noticed it 8 months after buying my car from a used car dealership.

There were only 2 screws in the holes, when there should be 3.
One was loose. So I tightened up the 2 screws that were left.

I check it again a month later. Both screws were loose, so I tightened them down again.

A few weeks ago, I checked them again and they all were gone.
Why the F#@% is this happening?

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Were the bolts and or internal nuts stripped or the wrong size?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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Tighten them with an impact driver and they wont fall out.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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Or just put some loctite. I don't see why they would fall though. Is the mechanism misaligned in relation to the U pin on the car, and causing the lock pin to hit it the wrong way and make it shift/loosen? Did you have this door worked on at some point?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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+1 put a drop of threadlocker blue on them.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Bolts weren't stripped.
I didn't think about thread locker -____- thanks

Now I just need to buy new bolts since the originals fell out who knows where
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