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Sounds like you need the door hinge bushings replaced and the door adjusted by a body shop. Also take the door panel off and see if the insulation is missing.
 

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Hey KingMike, The 5th. generation 78-87 always had a heavy 'close-door' sound. Also close both doors, each sound will be a little different. Try opening the pass. window & close the driver's door, then close the window, try again & compare. The only other thing (aside from above advice), is check the latch catch bolt on the body side. Look for metal on metal marks; lube the latch & catch bolt with grease and close it again, see if different. Both of my doors 'boom' when closed too. - George
 

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Our pleasure,...

No Sweat, It's our pleasure, anything to help ya'. I went thru the same thing with my Doors. You still have a problem hit us up, got a couple more tips & tricks for those doors. - George :yell:

thanks for the advice and Im glad to be here. Thanks
 

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Once the door sags, lower the strike bolt a 1/4 inch. There should be no metal-metal contact on the top of the bolt.
 

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I have an 86 and when I go to shut the door it is super loud . Any way to tone it down?


Put some weight on it. There's a bunch of videos in my photobucket on how quiet my doors close and feel like there solid .




CLIK ON PICTURE FOR ONE OF THE VIDEO'S . THERE'S FROM START TO FINISH IN MY BUCKET.


 
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