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Old 12-03-2018, 06:40 PM
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Has anyone tried this on a Kia Optima? I have the 2013 SX model. I am ready to try it, just want to make sure I don’t hurt my door even more.

The door closes, but it makes a grinding sound from rubbing near the top hinge. it’s the driver side door and it doesn’t sit flush towards the top left of the door, you can see a gap.

I’m assuming it’s the top hinge that needs to be fixed.

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Can you post a few photos first? bring the door to almost closed, right up to where the striker isn't pulling the back of the door up or down. Then take a good photo standing beside the car so you can see the fender to door gap good. Do the same in the rear taking a photo of the door to rear door gap.

Do you know that the door got "sprung" where it was opened too far?

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I hope these help you understand what I am working with.

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Yep, that looks sprung. The problem is, those style hinges don't allow you to do this very well. If you can find something like a piece of 2x4 or something that will stick into that hinge and prevent it from closing without damaging the door that is what you do.

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Thanks for the reply.

So you're saying I should place the 2x4 in this area of the top hinge to reverse the damage?

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Like you did in Figure #2 in the original write up.
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Yep, if you spread that pressure out you can do it without damage to the pillar. Remember, you have a lot of leverage, your power on the end of the door is multiplied quite a bit. You CAN do damage, so take it easy.

Try it, then remove the wood and check the door fit. Remember the top hinge will bring the door down in the back and the bottom hinge will bring it up.

That area that is way out at the top of the rear of the door, I have to assume that is where it hit on the fence or what ever you backed into with the door open. That area of the door will easily bend back in if you open the door, put your knee on the door in the middle and pull in on the top of the door with your hands. It will bend VERY easy.

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