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Pelican Technical Article:

Door Stop Replacement

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$15 to $225

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm socket, punch, small hammer

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz W123 (1977-85)

Parts Required:

Door stop

Hot Tip:

Perform the work on a level surface

Performance Gain:

Doors open correctly

Complementary Modification:

Detail the interior

If your door starts binding, making clicking sounds when opening or closing or swings with no resistance all the way open, you have a failing or failed door stop. The stops are easy to replace once you get the door panel off.

Over the years your car may have been serviced by multiple people including previous owners and this can lead to parts replaced with different size fasteners and hardware. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. If something is different on your vehicle please let us know and share your info to help other users. If you have any questions or comments or even a different procedure you would like to share please leave it below and please leave your vehicle information.

Begin by parking the vehicle on a flat and level surface; there is nothing worse than trying to work on your doors while they continue swing open or closed.
Figure 1

Begin by parking the vehicle on a flat and level surface; there is nothing worse than trying to work on your doors while they continue swing open or closed. You will need to remove the door panel to access the stop so please see our article on door panel removal.

With the door panel and plastic vapor shield removed you can access the stop inside the front section of the door (red arrow).
Figure 2

With the door panel and plastic vapor shield removed you can access the stop inside the front section of the door (red arrow).

Use a punch and a small hammer and tap the retaining pin out from the mount on the chassis (red arrow).
Figure 3

Use a punch and a small hammer and tap the retaining pin out from the mount on the chassis (red arrow).

Open the door enough to access the two 10mm bolts holding the stop to the inner forward section of the door (red arrows).
Figure 4

Open the door enough to access the two 10mm bolts holding the stop to the inner forward section of the door (red arrows). Do not let the door swing open enough do damage anything and use a 10mm socket and remove the two bolts.

There is a single 10mm bolt that holds the stop to the panel of the door (red arrow).
Figure 5

There is a single 10mm bolt that holds the stop to the panel of the door (red arrow). Remove this bolt.

You can now remove the stop mechanism from the opening in the lower section of the door.
Figure 6

You can now remove the stop mechanism from the opening in the lower section of the door. The stop should come with a plastic covering to protect it from moisture that might get past the window felt. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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