Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Door hanging off side of van

asked by on

The passenger's side door came off of the track and is hanging on the side of the van.

Hello, being that the door won’t close and is not installed correctly, it would be advisable to not drive the van. Since the door came off track, there must be something that is worn out or broken. It is common for the wheeled guide to wear out and cause excessive play between the guide and the track. To replace this guide the door must be unbolted from the vehicle. Due to the weight and the door being unbolted from the vehicle , you will probably need the aid of a mechanic to perform an inspection of the door to determine what exactly should be fixed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Door hanging off side of van

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car locks while in reverse

If your brakes have been grinding, this could cause the issue you are having. When brake pads grind into the brake rotors, this causes the surface finish to be very rough instead of smooth. This also causes a deep lip...

Q: What does the Door Ajar light mean on the dash?

Your car is equipped with a number of different sensors to help ensure that you and your passengers stay as safe as possible. The Door Ajar light on the dash turns on automatically when you crank the car, but should...

Q: Car is not starting battery is good and can hear the turnover

Hello there, Many faults will cause your 2008 BMW 328i crank, but not start. The first step would be ruling out the battery with a load test, this will tell the charge and battery output, indicating if it is able...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.