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Has anyone had this happen with their C6? We took a day trip on a very hot weekend to a nearby resort town, and when my better half
Opened her door, I hear a snap. Upon closer examination, the door was grazing the front fender. The gap compared to the driver side was quite a bit less. I'm not certain if something shifted, or just expansion of the panel caused this. My car has never been in an accident, so that is not why the panel-door gap is smaller than the driver side.
When I got home, I looked up through google, and got a few hits. Those that had this happened simply brought it to the dealer to get the panel gap readjusted. Others moved the door back just a tad to widen the gap, between the door and front fender. That is what I did, as it was the simplest and fastest way to rectify the issue at hand. I losened the top door to body bolts, moved the door back about a milimeter, tightend one of the bolts, then loosed the bottom door to body bolts, moved the bottom out equally to the top, kept the door in plane by doing the door for the correct closure, then opened and tightened all the bolts.
After more research, apparently if one removes the fender liner, a bolt can he accessed and loosened to allow the panel to be moved slightly and possibly fix the gap. I will do that to see how much movement is available. If there is enough, I'll reset the door to It's original position.
 

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If you take off the inner fender covers you can see the one bolt you need to loosen and then align and then tighten it back down.
You may need to loosen a few at the top of the fender to align the fender 100% perfect.
This happened to me a few years ago,the screw came loose.
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