Chevrolet Cobalt Service & Repair Manual: Door Striker

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Removal

1. Open door.
2. Remove front side door lock striker screws, Fig. 1.
3. Remove front side door lock striker.
4. Remove rear side door lock striker screws, Fig. 1.
5. Remove rear side door lock striker.

Installation

1. Position front side door lock striker and screws to vehicle.
2. Torque screws to 18 ft. lbs.
3. Position rear side door lock striker and screws to vehicle.
4. Torque screws to 18 ft. lbs.

Adjustment

When striker bolts have been removed, striker anchor plate (1) will slip down in door pillar or quarter panel and trim will need to be removed to gain access.
1. To determine if striker adjustment is required, proceed as follows.
2. Ensure that door is properly aligned with door opening before proceeding with striker adjustment.
3. Open and close door on striker (2), Fig. 2. Note if door drags on striker causing door to move upward or downward upon contact with striker. Also note closing effort to fully engage latch.
4. Using a soft marker, mark around striker (2) for reference of original position. Loosen striker screws just enough to allow movement of door striker and shims if equipped.
5. Adjust door striker up or down and inboard or outboard as required, Fig. 3.
6. Move striker to eliminate drag on striker and door latch and to achieve proper door position within door opening. Start with up/down position, then position striker to achieve proper alignment to door opening. Set in/out adjustment for proper door seal engagement ensuring that door closing efforts are correct.
7. Adjust striker and add spacers as required, Fig. 4.Torque screws to 18 ft. lbs.
8. Inspect door for proper operation.
9. Close door.

Coupe

Removal

1. Open door.
2. Remove front side door lock striker screws, Fig. 5.
3. Remove front side door lock striker.

Installation

1. Position front side door lock striker and screws to vehicle.
2. Torque screws to 18 ft. lbs.

Adjustment

When striker bolts have been removed, striker anchor plate (1) will slip down in door pillar or quarter panel and trim will need to be removed to gain access.
1. To determine if striker adjustment is required, proceed as follows.
2. Ensure that door is properly aligned with door opening before proceeding with striker adjustment.
3. Open and close door on striker (2), Fig. 2. Note if door drags on striker causing door to move upward or downward upon contact with striker. Also note closing effort to fully engage latch.
4. Using a soft marker, mark around striker (2) for reference of original position. Loosen striker screws just enough to allow movement of door striker and shims if equipped.
5. Adjust door striker up or down and inboard or outboard as required, Fig. 3.
6. Move striker to eliminate drag on striker and door latch and to achieve proper door position within door opening. Start with up/down position, then position striker to achieve proper alignment to door opening. Set in/out adjustment for proper door seal engagement ensuring that door closing efforts are correct.
7. Adjust striker and add spacers as required, Fig. 4.Torque screws to 18 ft. lbs.
8. Inspect door for proper operation.
9. Close door.

Fig. 1 Remove door strikers

Fig. 2 Door latch striker

Fig. 3 Door latch striker adjustment

Fig. 4 Door latch striker with shim

Fig. 5 Remove front side door lock striker screws

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