Rear doors do not stay open??????? [Expired Topic]

Discussion in 'Chevy Express Forum (GMC Savana)' started by shutty, Dec 5, 2009.

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  1. shutty

    shutty New Member

    Hey everyone, I have 2007 Express 3500 cargo van and when I open rear doors they are to stay open straight back. If there is any wind the doors will fly back and make contact with side of van. Plus if anything is next to you the doors will hit. Called Chevy and they DO NOT recognize this as a problem. What can be done about this? Used to have Ford van and there was a hinge assembly that kept doors open in place, and you could release it to open doors to side. Our 03 Astro has same hinge assembly.
    Thanks Kevin
  2. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Welcome to the site.

    My '85 has nylon straps, midway between the hinges, that keep the doors from flying all the way open. I can release the straps if I want the doors open all the way. You could get some webbing, or old seat belts, and make your own.
    I admit, I haven't seen the '07 model, so I don't know if there is supposed to be a catch in the hinge to keep it from flying around.

    Good luck,
  3. Dezzmo

    Dezzmo Member

    I have an 06 GMC Savana 3500 with the same hinge assembly as your Astro and Ford van. I attached a pic so you can compare them. It appears that your missing the "stop" and/or hinge assy in the door jams.

    Did you buy your van new or used? Please take a pic and post it here. I'd like to see what it looks like and hopefully we can help you get this sorted out. If you need more pics let me know and I'll get them for you.

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  4. Dezzmo

    Dezzmo Member

    I went back outside and took a better look and noticed that my hinge assembly is bolted to the body. You may be missing the assembly on your van which is causing the doors to open too far.

    Please keep us posted:rofl:
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