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    I've noticed with several cars that as the mileage gets up there the drivers door becomes a problem to open. The trick to fix it is to use your knee to press into the metal near the handle. Does anybody know what needs to be adjusted to fix the problem?
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    Some previous on R17 hinge, not sure if it's related:- Re-Spring a R17 Door Hinge?
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    Inside handle or outside handle where the metal is pressed? Also what is preventing the door from closing? Is it because the door has dropped and the latch is interfering with the catch on the door pillar? Is there play in the hinge pins (try lifting the door at the rear edge to detect any play, just before the door closes).
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    With the Fuego, the usual first step is to remove the door latch on the pillar and check that the door opens and closes easily, then resite the latch and the wedge shaped guide as that often gets out of place. Lubricate the sliding surfaces (sparingly)and secure the moving components so they don't shift in service. Should open and close easily unless the hinge itself is badly worn as mentioned by Simon.

    You can fix worn hinges with resized holes and new roll pins fitted, but I have never had to do that.

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    Thanks very much guys. At least I know where to start

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