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Old 01-23-2013, 04:57 PM
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Exclamation Changed my door struts but..!

I just changed my Murcielago door struts and I've noticed that my passenger door seems a bit heavier than my driver door? Plus my driver door goes all the way up with just a little push, but my passenger door doesn't? I have to lift it up with my hands in order to fully open it.

Wondering if anyone had this before?

Let me know please! Thx!
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+_+ Any one?!
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You may need to adjust the positioning of the strut on the passenger side. Did the struts come with shims??...may need to use some.
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In October we were traveling with our friends and their 2009 Murci. In the middle of the trip his driver door stopped working (wouldn't go up).

A Lambo tech advisor suggested manually pulling the door up and down several times. Apparently if they aren't used much - the fluid can settle to the bottom of the hydraulic piston and it may "seize". By manually opening and closing several times he was able to re-distribute the fluid and the door worked like new.

He drives his car very rarely (usually once a year for GIRO and maybe one car show per summer...MAYBE (he hates car shows and all the attention). Usually the car sits covered in his garage.

We had assumed a part failed and it would need replacing. Talk about an easy, cheap fix! Your issue may be different - but it's worth giving it a try.

Good luck.
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You may need to adjust the positioning of the strut on the passenger side. Did the struts come with shims??...may need to use some.
I double checked everything, even a friend's Merci does it, his passenger door wont go up
by itself..

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In October we were traveling with our friends and their 2009 Murci. In the middle of the trip his driver door stopped working (wouldn't go up).

A Lambo tech advisor suggested manually pulling the door up and down several times. Apparently if they aren't used much - the fluid can settle to the bottom of the hydraulic piston and it may "seize". By manually opening and closing several times he was able to re-distribute the fluid and the door worked like new.

He drives his car very rarely (usually once a year for GIRO and maybe one car show per summer...MAYBE (he hates car shows and all the attention). Usually the car sits covered in his garage.

We had assumed a part failed and it would need replacing. Talk about an easy, cheap fix! Your issue may be different - but it's worth giving it a try.

When I manually open-close the door, it works like a charm! But after 5 minutes or so I have to lift it again with my hands
THX!
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When I manually open-close the door, it works like a charm! But after 5 minutes or so I have to lift it again with my hands

Thx!
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When I manually open-close the door, it works like a charm! But after 5 minutes or so I have to lift it again with my hands

Thx!
Sounds like a different issue. Good luck!
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Sounds like a different issue. Good luck!

Thanks a lot!
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Maybe they sent you a bum strut? Can you swap the driver for the passenger? To see if the same happens?
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Maybe they sent you a bum strut? Can you swap the driver for the passenger? To see if the same happens?

Excellent idea..Thought of it but it takes a long time to do it - I called a friend of mine who changed them too recently and he got the same issue as mine.. His passenger door also doesn't go up by itself.. I'm kinda confused here..
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