Fox Body Mustang Door Striker Bushing Install

Posted 3/11/2019 by Jay Walling

Follow along as LMR walks you through the quick and easy install of a new door striker bushing for your Fox Body Mustang.

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Proper door alignment is key when it comes to many different areas of your Mustang's functionality. This will include the proper engagement of the door latch to the striker, sealing of the weather stripping, and helping you maintain proper door alignment in general. With these easy to follow steps, you will ensure your Mustang's doors are working the way the factory intended.

Installation Instructions

  1. Open your driver’s side door.
  2. Remove the latch striker assembly using a T50 torx bit socket. BE CAREFUL when doing this; try not to dislodge the backing plate into the interior quarter panel.
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  4. Remove the lock washer and latch support bracket from the striker.
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  6. Remove and discard of the old striker bushing
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  8. Install the new bushing over the striker.
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  10. Reinstall the latch support bracket and lock washer assembly.
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  12. Thread the striker by hand back into the backing plate on your door jam. Align this with the residual marking left from the lock washer.
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  14. Test the door at this time and make sure that it shuts and latches properly. Once you have the proper alignment, fully tighten the assembly.
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  16. Apply a thin film of grease to the bushing and you are finished. Repeat these same steps for the passenger side.
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After this 5 minute install, your Mustang's doors are back up to par as they should be. To see more how-to articles covering industry leading products, check out LMR.com for all things 79-present Mustang parts and Lightning.


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About the Video

1987-1993 Mustang 5.0resto Door Striker Bushing - Review & Install

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Published on 2016-10-17
Damaged or deteriorated door striker bushings can cause several problems on 1987-1993 Mustangs. A few of which are annoying rattles, door alignment issues and an improper seal between the door and body. All of those symptoms can be fixed with a pair of new door striker bushings from 5.0resto.

In the box will be two replacement bushings to service both the driver and passenger side door. They feature OE-grade materials which allows for proper engagement of the door latch to the striker and are even the same color as the original bushings.

Fitment: 1987-1993 Mustang

Item # LRS-BP241PR
Transcript
What’s up guys? Landan with Late Model Restoration. Today this video will cover my quick overview and install of 5.0resto’s door striker bushing kit fitting all 1987 to 1993 Mustangs.

Damaged or deteriorated door striker bushings can cause several problems. A few of watch are annoying rattles, door alignment issues and an improper seal between the door and body. All of those symptoms can be fixed with these little guys right here; new door striker bushings from 5.0resto.

In the box will be two replacement bushings to service both the driver and passenger side door. They feature OE-grade materials which allows for proper engagement of the door latch to the striker and are even the same color as the original bushings.

To get things started, open the door and remove the latch striker with a T-50 Torx driver. Be careful and move with a little finesse so you don’t knock the backing plate into the quarter panel. Remove the lock washer followed by the latch support bracket. Remove the old bushing and throw it in the trash. Slide the new bushing over the striker and then thread the support bracket back into place followed by the lock washer.

Carefully thread the striker by hand and align it with the residual markings from the washer. If for some reason your striker was not aligned properly. Take this time to align it by opening and closing the door. Once you have the striker realigned with the previous markings, tighten down the striker. Finally, apply a thin film of grease to the bushing and you’re all finished.

If this is your first time doing this, take your time because you don’t want to have to dig out the backing plate that the latch screws into. Overall, this one is very easy and should take about five minutes per side.

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