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Driver side door check is broken inside the door. I need to replace but I would like to know if the after market ones are any good or would I be better off with a used one?

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If you can get one from the rear doors of a 4 door XJ they will work. The arm is the only item that needs to be swapped out, if you have a vice with some punches it is not a tough job to do it. The rear doors of XJ's were never used as much as the fronts, so the mechanisms are usually in great shape in the salvage yards...

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I would use OEM if price is reasonable, since 85 I have never seen one break, weak link is  the pin and body side mount

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2 minutes ago, Warren Mohler said:

I would use OEM if price is reasonable, since 85 I have never seen one break, weak link is  the pin and body side mount

They list out at $94. But its great quality. My checks broke inside the door and it looked like just plain old age and corrosion.

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2 minutes ago, Jeep Driver said:

 

Get one for $5 at the PnP from a late model XJ. 

Agree my local yard wouldn't even charge for that

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Can you use the rear door check in the front? I thought it was only the front door checks worked on either side.

 

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I think I got my new ones from Team Cherokee.


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3 hours ago, dante2 said:

Can you use the rear door check in the front? I thought it was only the front door checks worked on either side.

 

 

Yes, - just swap the arms out. The mechanisms are the same. 

4 hours ago, 500 MJ said:

If you can get one from the rear doors of a 4 door XJ they will work. The arm is the only item that needs to be swapped out, if you have a vice with some punches it is not a tough job to do it. The rear doors of XJ's were never used as much as the fronts, so the mechanisms are usually in great shape in the salvage yards...

 

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For an item that wears as much as a door check, I would not even THINK about using one from a junkyard when new ones are still available.  I got mine from either Team Cherokee or Quadratec, I cannot remember which, but they were OEM.

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