how do i adjust ( or can I) my doors on my 2003 cavalier


Asked by Sep 04, 2013 at 08:05 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

They are starting to get hard to open like you normally do with one hand on the door
handle for the door

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

Do you think it's the handle that is starting to get rough/harder to pull, or the way the door swings open?

Russ Dunne

Door pins and bushings are worn out so the door "sags" and is actually sitting on the striker pin as well as the frame making the door harder to open. Replace the pins and bushings the the problem will go away. It is a common problem being the doors are quite heavy and all the weight on two 5/15 diameter pins. added to that the fact when you get in and out you lean on the door putting more weight and stress on the pins. Driver's door will wear 2 to 3 times faster than passenger door

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thank you for your help I was thinking it was just the pins and bushing but the way my door jam looked i wasn't sure if i had to rip them off or if I could replace them.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,618 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,670
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 1,220
#3 mbar1
Reputation 1,050
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
1,183 Great Deals out of 58,588 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Focus"
1,209 Great Deals out of 57,459 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,170 Great Deals out of 72,682 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord"
1,319 Great Deals out of 78,664 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Impala"
950 Great Deals out of 35,737 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
839 Great Deals out of 39,080 listings starting at $2,650
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
315 Great Deals out of 16,320 listings starting at $799
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,454 Great Deals out of 67,383 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry"
1,656 Great Deals out of 98,536 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Altima"
1,492 Great Deals out of 87,985 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Mustang"
747 Great Deals out of 41,445 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,127 Great Deals out of 36,604 listings starting at $1,695
Used Pontiac Sunfire"
561 listings starting at $1,700