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    Question Door panel cracks

    Does nebody else have a prob with the door panel crackin at the top an if so do u no what causes it

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    I got it on my drivers door, have heard its caused from shutting the door by the window, or something w/ getting hot and cold not to sure. There have been several thread on this, try searching it might give you a little more info.

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    ya both of my doors have it

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    Ya, I have a very tiny one about 1/2" long maybe verticle at the top of the door below the window.

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    its from extreme changes in temp...and i think i read some where body flex causes it

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    I bet 7 or 8 out of every 10 T/As I've seen have those cracks. Mine has it and I picked up a couple of replacements on ebay pretty cheap ( I think it was $50).

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    yeah, i have them on both sides. they are still small. never heard what may cause it until reading this thread. thanks.

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    yep, both door panels
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    My passengers side cracked... replaced under warrenty before it ran out..

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    both of mine cracked..i am pretty sure its due to body flex..400 ft lbs at the ground might have something to do with it....

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    Watch the door panel 'flex' or 'stress' the when putting the window all the way down. The last couple inches seem pretty tough on the door panel.
    I really doubt it's from temperature extremes, as people all over the US have complained about it.

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    Yep Im In South Florida With A Car That Is Always Garaged And It Has The Cracks On Both Sides. Year 2000 With Only 25,000 Miles.

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    yeah, me too

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    its a design flaw..not enough reinforcement in the door right there...if you look on the backside of one thats not cracked there is a score mark i guess from a mold...over time from putting the windows up and down they just start to crack...my passenger side never cracked before i started using my windows a lot then its slowly has been appearing...havent yet found a way to prevent it, though i wish i could..

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    My drive side door has cracked. Check out this link for more post about it.
    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440767
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    2000 formula with door panel cracks, but what i noticed is when i went to look at the car for the first time i don't remember them being there, a week later when i came back to buy the car both sides where cracked, i wonder?

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    Same here, I went on a Monday to look at my car, came back Tuesday and I noticed it. It caught my eye real quick and have a hard time believing it wasnt there on Monday..But in the end of it all, theres a crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKitchenSink View Post
    Same here, I went on a Monday to look at my car, came back Tuesday and I noticed it. It caught my eye real quick and have a hard time believing it wasnt there on Monday..But in the end of it all, theres a crack.

    It's funny because I noticed a crack in my 2002 TA passenger's door a couple of months ago. It's almost completely vertical. It was so completely straight vertically I thought it was a stock separation of the door panel that I didn't remember being there. Now I know. Now I'm e-mailing GM and possibly BBB with complaint.

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    Had both of mine replace before the warranty expired. So far the replacement panels haven't cracked. Must be that these cars are just so fast that the door panels can't hold together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99 Formula View Post
    both of mine cracked..i am pretty sure its due to body flex..400 ft lbs at the ground might have something to do with it....
    Hmm well my v6 has it on both doors so i'm not thinkin its that

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