Doors don't always close properly
Hi there folks,
Got a question. The doors on my '85 D90 don't always close properly. 60% of the time they latch firmly on the first try. Rest of the time, they don't latch fully, but end up in the semi-latched state where they can't fly open but rattle precariously. Usually a second slam (preferably with a firm touch) gets them closed tight. This applies to both the driver and passenger side doors.
There is a good amount of play in the hinges. I can lift the back of the door and wiggle it half an inch. I'm new to Defenders so I'm not sure if this is normal or not (it would be a problem in any modern car that is not a 30 year old land rover!)
Is it time to replace the hinges or is there some sort of adjustment I can make either at the hinges or the latch?