Fixing VW Touareg Sagging Doors

Fixing VW Touareg Sagging Doors
VW Touareg Sagging door

I fixed my Touareg’s sagging doors.
I had some extra shims cut for it. There are extra shims available in sets of 4x shims per set at
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/ad-hoc/9225-touareg-front-door-shims-set-of-4x-09mm-shims.html

Because there is not much space to loosen the bolts, I used a short bit and spanner to loosen the bolts.
With these shims one do not have to remove the bolts completely, you can just loosen the bolts until there is enough space to slide the shim in.
I added 2x shims per side on my Treg, the shims are made from 0.9mm thick 316 Stainless Steel.

After you added the shims you must first carefully close the door as the striker pin will most probably be out of position. First re-adjust the striker pin. When you can close the door proberly you can adjust the in and out position of the underside of the door.

You can also mark the position of the bolts and hinge before you loosen the bolts, that way you can put it back in the position it was.

I supported the door with a trolley jack, you can also get somebody to hold it for you, just keep in mind that the door is very heavy.

VW Touareg Sagging door
VW Touareg Sagging door
Touareg sagging door fix
Support door
Touareg sagging door fix
Loosen screws
Touareg sagging door fix
Use bit and spanner to get it
Touareg sagging door fix
Bit and spanner because there is limited space
Touareg sagging door fix
Just loosen enought to make a gap
Touareg sagging door fix
Slide in shim
Touareg sagging door fix
First time you close the door, be careful because your striker pin will most probably be out of poistion, adjust striker pin accordingly.
Touareg sagging door fix
Now adjust bottom of door if you did not mark poistion of hing before you loosened the hinge.
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