Replace door struts?

Tiny
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I just bought a 2001 Pontiac Montana van with 54,000 miles. My problem is when the van is in my garage and I open the rear door, it touches the frame of the garage door opening. This will lead to scratching the paint on the van. Can I just replace the door struts with one that is just an inch shorter?
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Saturday, July 29th, 2006 AT 5:18 PM

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Tiny
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Yes that should work
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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I thought that would be the solution, but when I went to the local parts store, they had no specifications on the struts. He told me, "They are over there, just find the one you need".

I also did a search through the strut manufacturer, but they don't seem to cater to individual customers, they just supply the industry customers.

I guess I will try the dealership next.
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 AT 11:17 PM

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