1997 Ford Explorer door and tailgate striker bolt bushings
1997 FORD EXPLORER
All the plastic bushings on the striker bolts have disintegrated. Can I replace just the bushings or do I need to replace the complete striker units? In removing the striker unit either to replace the bushing or substitute the complete unit is there a danger that the retaining nut will slip out of place?
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 15th, 2010 AT 1:03 PM
Yes, it could slip. I would recommend getting the entire unit from a salvage yard. If there is a "U-Pull it" yard near you, try to remove one and see if the bolt falls.