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Re: Epace Door Stay bolt lost inside.
I just did exploratory work on my 2001 Espace 3 and took the door straps off front and rear on one side. I could see/feel the nut(s) on the inside of the pillar(s) was captive type.
On the back the nut felt sufficiently secure, but on the front it felt very loose! Oh boy! Tense moment there as I unwound the last turn! Fortunately it has stayed put, but still worried about the reverse operation when I come to finish the job! I just don't see what can be done about 'captive' nuts when they go bad.
Currently in donald68's garage:
Grand Espace 3 16v Auto, Scenic Dti Auto & Fluence ZE