Last post on May 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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#1 of 4 Front doors on my town car do not stay open
Jun 26, 2010 (9:31 am)
I have a 98 Town car. Lately both front doors will not stay open while getting into or out of the vehicle. There appears to be a rubber? wedge that should help the door stay open. It seems worn. Can I add another wedge or something to help it without causing damage. The door does not sag not do I have any other problems with it. Help me please
#2 of 4 Re: Front doors on my town car do not stay open [joexray10]
Jun 27, 2010 (11:49 am)
i have a 2001 town car - the front door won't stay open on a slight hill. is ther a fix?
#3 of 4 Re: Front doors on my town car do not stay open [gjksr]
Jun 30, 2010 (2:55 am)
I don't know if this will help you but I had a small plastic shim that I had used to install the front door in my house and I wedged that into the bottom hinge and it seems to help. I just don't know if it will create another problem in the future
May 19, 2013 (12:07 pm)
It appears that all the Crown Vics / Lincoln Town / Mercury Grand Marquis had the same cheap hinge design for maybe ten years and longer.
The hinge never had a very positive or strong detent ,in the two open positions.
I had a spare Kenmore vacum sweeper cog belt laying around and folded it cog-to-cog,then one additional layer..gives 3 layers and around total 1/4" thick .
Insert in the space just above the rubber compression piece ...cogs facing east and west [belt flats width facing left-right]
Maybe a second one just below,the same original rubber compression piece may be needed later.
BTW I also noted that a Maytag pump belt for my washer also measures 1/4" thick, and may work too