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Old March 3rd, 2018, 09:10
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Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

I first replaced with an after-market... Then new from my local Chrysler-dealership. They still "pop". Help?
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 09:15
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

I think the pop is at the pin on the jamb side.
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 15:45
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

Definitely the pins
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

The check strap pops around on the pin.
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 16:18
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

Found some solid-pins with a top-lip that fit snugly into the hinge-hole(s). Some improvement.

Removed the pin... Replaced with a tip-threaded smooth-shaft bolt... Secured with a nut. More improvement.

Observed the tighter I tightened... The quieter the "pop" became. Tightened until the loud "pop" was silenced. Seem compensation for a bad design.

I do hear a dull "snap" sound with the door-check move between positions. I first thought of going to my local Walmart to find other Cherokees of the same with un-locked doors to compare sounds... Then I thought better.

Question: Do your Cherokees have a dull "snap" between door-check positions?
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 19:15
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

Use some spray silicon on your strap to help it slide better.
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Old March 4th, 2018, 10:08
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

I had the same issue. Turns out it was caused by the sliding mechanism slipping off its rail inside the door. My solution was to remove the pin and the two bolts that hold the assembly in place, remove it from the inside after pulling the door card off and then re-aligning the spring/guide into proper position. It will be pretty obvious when you remove it from the door.

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Old March 4th, 2018, 10:13
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

Here is a picture of the assembly: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GENUINE...del%3ACherokee

The rod slides inside of this mechanism but the spring can become dislodged which causes that popping sound. Easy to fix but you may need a vice to get everything lined up.

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I had the same issue. Turns out it was caused by the sliding mechanism slipping off its rail inside the door. My solution was to remove the pin and the two bolts that hold the assembly in place, remove it from the inside after pulling the door card off and then re-aligning the spring/guide into proper position. It will be pretty obvious when you remove it from the door.

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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

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I think the pop is at the pin on the jamb side.
Yep. Thatís it...
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Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

Every jeep does this eventually. One of those minor repairs I will be doing after my lift kit. That and my stupid steering gearbox that pisses fluid like a racehorse

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Old March 5th, 2018, 05:41
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

In my and many cases, it's the actual bracket that's at fault. A new pin won't fix it because the hole has been worn larger. See this thread for the fix:

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?p=246437785
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Old March 6th, 2018, 16:13
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Re: Door-Check(s) "pop" - How to fix?

Most of our XJ's are over 20 years old. The doorchecks do fatigue and fall apart. Replacing them is the easiest solution. You can pick up the front door ones from Rock Auto. I haven't been able to find a source for the rears, as the arms appear to be about an inch shorter than the fronts.

To replace the doorchecks, just remove the door panel, and the speaker. You can fish out the old one from there, install the new one in reverse order...
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Old March 6th, 2018, 19:54
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Most of our XJ's are over 20 years old. The doorchecks do fatigue and fall apart. Replacing them is the easiest solution. You can pick up the front door ones from Rock Auto. I haven't been able to find a source for the rears, as the arms appear to be about an inch shorter than the fronts.

To replace the doorchecks, just remove the door panel, and the speaker. You can fish out the old one from there, install the new one in reverse order...
I agree, but having removed both my front door checks, it's not necessary to replace the whole mechanism if only the bracket is at fault.

Remove it all to inspect if you want, but if you can narrow the noise down to the pin/bracket part (which is quite easy to do visually, just watch the pin and see if it jumps suddenly the same time as the noise is made), you know you have the easier fix.

If not, taking the check mechanism out and seeing if there is a lot of play in the arm and spring tells you the rest.

But the bracket is a much cheaper and easier fix.
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Old March 10th, 2018, 17:12
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Door-Check(s) "pop" - Fixed!

Thanks for all the good advice... No more "pop"!

Although, I thoroughly greased the door-check guts... Like suggested... The focus of the solution was the hinge.

I tried many iterations... The final is: 1) The pin/bolt must fit snug in the hinge-holes 2) If a bolt is used in place of the pin, as I did, where the arm rides on the bolt must be smooth/no-threads 3) A spacer(nylon) is needed between the arm and hinge.

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Old March 10th, 2018, 19:07
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Nice alternate solution. All about the tolerances of that hinge.
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