Kia Forte: Body (Interior and Exterior) / Front Door

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Front Door

Components and components location
Components

1. Front door trim
2. Front door panel
3. Front door side impact pad
4. Front door hinge
5. Front door quadrant inner cover
6. Front door belt inside weatherstrip
7. Front door belt outside weatherstrip
8. Front door windshield glass run
9. Front door frame molding
10. Front door side weatherstrip
11. Front door body side weatherstrip

Repair procedures
Adjustment

Glass Adjustment

  

Check the glass run channel for damage or deterioration, and replace it if necessary.

1.

Remove the front door trim.

(Refer to Front Door - "Front Door Trim")

2.

Separate the mounting plug hole (A) from the front door module.

3.

After loosening the glass mounting bolts, adjust the spacing of the glass (B) by moving the glass from side to side and then tighten the bolts.

4.

Check the glass for normal operation.

Door Striker Adjustment

  

Make sure the door latches securely without slamming it. If necessary adjust the striker (A): The striker nuts are fixed. The striker can be fine adjusted up or down, and in or out.

1.

After loosening the mounting screw, adjust the striker (A) by moving it forward and backward or from side to side and then tighten the bolts (B).

Tightening torque :

(B) : 18.6 - 28.4 N·m (1.9 - 2.9 Kgf·m, 13.7 - 21.0 lb·ft)

2.

Tap on the striker with a plastic hammer to adjust the striker. The striker will not move much, but will give some adjustment.

3.

Hold the outer handle out, and push the door against the body to be sure the striker allows a flush fit. If the door latches properly, tighten the screws and recheck.

Door Position Adjustment

  

After installing the door, check that the body fits flush with/parallel to all the edges of front door. Check that the door and body edges are parallel. Before adjusting, replace the mounting bolts.

1.

Check that the door and body edges are parallel.

2.

Place the vehicle on a level surface before adjusting the doors.

3.

Adjust the hinges (A) :

Loosen the door mounting bolts slightly, and move the door in or out until it flush with the body.

Loosen the hinge mounting bolts slightly, and move the door backward or forward, up or down as necessary.

Place a shop towel on the jack to prevent damage to the door when adjusting the door.

Tightening torque

(B) : 21.6 - 26.5 N·m (2.2 - 2.7 Kgf·m, 15.9 - 19.5 lb·ft)

4.

Grease the pivot portions of the hinges indicated.

5.

Check for water leaks.

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