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03 PA driver door check link broken, Ultra, Yes,fixing

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03 PA driver door check...
03 PA driver door check link broken
JA: What is the model of your '03 Buick?
Customer: Ultra
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes,fixing myself,can I show pic of problem?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Buick
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7/28/2017
Buick Mechanic: Pete, Buick Technician replied 3 months ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Are you looking for the replacement instructions on how to replace this check link?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I need to know how to get the assembly with the two 10 mm bolts out thru the door. After removing the driver door
panel I can't seem to figure what has to come out to get the roller part of the check link. It seems like there is something
covering access to that part of the door.
Buick Mechanic: Pete, Buick Technician replied 3 months ago

Do you have the door interior paneling off at all?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I put the panel all back together yesterday. Probably need to contact you when I have the panel off. Sorry,I haven't
thought this thru correctly. I'm 68 and I'm really sore after yesterday just bending and being in awkward positions.
Buick Mechanic: Pete, Buick Technician replied 3 months ago

No problem.I will post the procedure below.The panel does have to be removed again.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v14hbu2yggd7lwb/p-07-28.gif?dl=0

1. Open the door.
2. Remove the door trim panel.

3. Remove the door control module, if applicable. ( control unit box in between door and panel)

4. Remove the water deflector. ( plastic liner)

5. Remove the check link to pillar fasteners.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oupn8j8401xsqsu/pa-07-28.gif?dl=0

6. Remove the close-out grommet.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cr8ungtqrd9oa85/pan-07-28.gif?dl=0

7. Remove the check link to door fasteners (2).
8. Remove the door check link through the inside of the door.

Tighten new check link:

Tighten the fasteners to 9 N.m (80 lb in).

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service,your 5 star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

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