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sticky passenger door?

ive hear of this problem before with volkswagens but the passenger door is a little tought to open sometimes, you have to pull it pretty hard to get it open, now ive taken the entire door apart and found nothing wrong, so im not sure whats up
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anyone got an answer? the problem just seems to keep gettin worse

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My passenger door is the same way :[ I'm not so sure what causes it either... and it's odd that it's just THAT door. I've tried to figure it out as well thinking the door may have sagged but that is not the cause. I've also lubed up one o the pieces and it didn't help. Lemme know if you figure out anything!

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ya will do, it really torques my nuts. ive rippped that whole door apart trying to figure out the problem and the only thing i came to was the auctual door lock itself, other than that i got no ideas.

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Well what I feel like is going on with mine is the actual door handle. It just seems to have problems wanting to open all the way or something. I feel like something needs to be lubed but I have no idea what. But If I solve the problem with mine I'll let ya know!

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Mine seems like the latch...

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i used like half a can of wd-40 on that pig and it still acts up

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Pull upwards on the door to create room for grease in the hinge. Use real lubricant that can stay in place -not WD-40.

Your door hangs by gravity in the hinge.

Its a german car -the fit is going to be tighter BTW

I never gave a damn about the meterman,...

-til I was the one who had to read the meter....

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its not the hinge, its when you pull on the handle it doesnt seem to do anything, you have to pull on the handle really hard or a few times to get it open

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It's the same with mine. The door opens fine once it's open. But when you pull on the handle it seems to have a hard time. odd >.>

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Mine doesn't stick haha that would bug me though but I would open the door from the inside if I was you guys you don't want to look like an eclipse with a broken handle

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haha ya, it sucks, anytime someone tries to get in they think its locked and i gotta tell em to pull harder, and sometimes if its a girl they just cant get it open and i gotta do it lol

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Well mine isn't THAT difficult... at least not yet. But I'm afraid it's gonna get there someday. It even seems difficult when you open from the inside sometimes. I dunno. I do wanna fix this though.

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