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Old 05-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #31
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Grease those hinge pins up before you put the doors back on so you don't have this problem again next week/month/year.

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #32
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Thanks to woansleftpeg the doors are off and did some cruisin' while the weather is nice! Hopefully now that we got them off I'll have no more problems later on. Real buggers to get off but mission accomplished! Pics to follow for proof :-P
You're very welcome. When I need some muscle to spend a couple of hours drinking beer and helping me install the lift, you're on my speed dial list......

RevCo, we wrapped a piece of 1x4 in a towel (to spread the load and protect the paint) then used a trolley jack to get upward pressure while we waggled the door back and forth. It worked well, but definitely a two person job.

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You're very welcome. When I need some muscle to spend a couple of hours drinking beer and helping me install the lift, you're on my speed dial list......

RevCo, we wrapped a piece of 1x4 in a towel (to spread the load and protect the paint) then used a trolley jack to get upward pressure while we waggled the door back and forth. It worked well, but definitely a two person job.
Cool, I doubt the factory jack will even help in my case then...
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:33 PM   #34
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You're very welcome. When I need some muscle to spend a couple of hours drinking beer and helping me install the lift, you're on my speed dial list.....

You had me at 'drinking beer'.
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Cool, I doubt the factory jack will even help in my case then...
You could try it, but the lack of wheels will be the problem - the trolley jack rolls back and forward, so we were able to waggle the door while still maintaining the upward pressure.

The bottom of the door is a shade under two feet from the ground and my 2 1/4 ton jack has a maximum height of 15.5", so we had to put it on top of a large wooden box to get it high enough. If you put the factory jack on some kind of wheeled platform it might work, but it would be awkward.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #36
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It took me a solid day of trying to wiggle back and forth..spray in some lube...wiggle wiggle wiggle...thought my hands and thighs were gonna burn out! Finally I just unbolted the hinges and it was sooo much easier. The original owner for mine must have never tried...so two years later it was super tough. But since the first wiggle day I haven't had any issues. The highway drives without mirrors are no worries...it's legal in Ontario and no biggie. Just gotta check the blind spot and go...but with the top off and all 4 doors there isn't much left to make a blind spot. It is amazing to cruse...beach run or highway. I couldn't be happier with a vehicle
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #37
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Oh yeah, I hear you! I had an 05 Limited that I could not get the doors to move even a cm. I thought I had some issues with understanding basic mechanical principles or that the doors really did not come off and it was some sort of Chrysler joke on me. I have a 2000 TJ sport where I am sure the doors have never been off as the Jeep was never even off road before I purchased it. So I am going to use all the tips on this thread to get those puppies off this summer. I am glad others have had the same issues and will benefit from their sage advice.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #38
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Oh yeah, I hear you! I had an 05 Limited that I could not get the doors to move even a cm. I thought I had some issues with understanding basic mechanical principles or that the doors really did not come off and it was some sort of Chrysler joke on me. I have a 2000 TJ sport where I am sure the doors have never been off as the Jeep was never even off road before I purchased it. So I am going to use all the tips on this thread to get those puppies off this summer. I am glad others have had the same issues and will benefit from their sage advice.
First post eh... Welcome to the forum lady jeeper
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #39
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Thanks, I hope to learn a lot about how to keep "little blue" in trail ready shape.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #40
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And now that my doors DO come off, all I need now is a day sometime this summer where I can be reasonably sure it's not gonna rain. So far, no. :-P
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #41
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I am so looking forward to a stretch of sunny days. It has rained too much to allow a topless and doorless day of fun. Next week looks mint for a run in the sun.
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Thanks to woansleftpeg the doors are off and did some cruisin' while the weather is nice! Hopefully now that we got them off I'll have no more problems later on. Real buggers to get off but mission accomplished! Pics to follow for proof :-P
Sand the pegs a little and put a little grease (not oil) on them before you put them back on. That will help tremendously next time you take them off.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #43
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I had my first taste of toplessness and what a rush... Getting the hang of putting on the soft top better now on my second try. Taking off the hard top last Friday was tuff as the bolts where rusted (even with Moovit) it took abit of time and definately needed a buddy to carry it over to its summer resting spot. Got a few plans for my hard top, need to replace the rear window hinges as they are falling apart (I have replacements ready to go) and also recondition the hard top color to black with some stuff I was giving to try for fiberglass (They use this product for canoe company up here).

Sorry went off topic for a moment
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #44
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Door removal

I don't use any grease or chemicals. I roll Down the window and get my shoulder through it while I grip both the inner door bottom and outer handles. Then i hug my jeep like we're in love so the pins move in as straight a line as possible. If that's not quite enough I put my inside foot on the sidestep. It takes longer to say than do. And try to use your butt and thighs to lift, hands and arms to grip. You may need a different hand position depending on your height, but on my jeep and a couple others this works.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:37 AM   #45
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When removing the drivers side door- (after removing the nuts/bolts wires, whatever)
-Open the door to about 45degs.
Your left hand should be at the bottom of the door, not in the middle but "closer" to the hinge- this will be the arm that does all the heavy lifting.
Your belly should be slightly right of the middle of the door.
Your right hand should be at the top(right)corner of the door-this arm is NOT lifting, but basically holding and controlling the door.
Now- "Lift straight up" with your left arm, use your right arm to help control and make sure your lifting straight up. Keep your body close or touching the door(make sure your belt, buttons don't touch and scratch the paint)to help with the weight.
A slight wiggle will help a stiff door.
It's the opposite lifting position for the passenger door.

-the pins fit in the hinges very tightly, so they have to come straight up in line with each other- and out!
If you don't lift the pin straight out of the hinges, the pins will bind and lock up- all the lube in the world won't help!
It's not about the lube- it's about physics in the lift.

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:15 AM   #46
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I use a floor jack, 2x4 to be placed between jack and the door. Apply a little pressure to door while open at 45 degrees. Then just wiggle door. With each wiggle the door will move upwards.
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http://www.magnitude-engineering.com...&product_id=65 My 13' was a pain 2 came right off the other 2 put up a fight. Gonna add this before winter hope it helps when I take them off next spring. All summer I covered them with anti seize before putting them back on
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #48
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Not to be a dick but I don't understand why so many people are having a hard time removing their doors. I bought my first jeep at 18 y/o(1990 YJ) and never had a problem removing the doors. After all these years I just bought a 2014 Sahara the doors come off the same way(other then the electrical connection.......)!
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Not to be a dick but I don't understand why so many people are having a hard time removing their doors. I bought my first jeep at 18 y/o(1990 YJ) and never had a problem removing the doors. After all these years I just bought a 2014 Sahara the doors come off the same way(other then the electrical connection.......)!
Well why do you suppose thread is a thread about it.

I will explain your yj. It did not have the same bushing as a jk. In fact I don't thinkers there is a bushing at all so pretty had to have an isse.

With a Jk there is a bushing which is metal wrapped in vinyl. When water gets inside it will corrode and make removing doors a stuff job. As for why your 2014 was easy, well give it a chance to corrode the bushing over winter. You will see the problem soon enough. I have less of a problem now that I have ripped out most of the vinyl so it doesn't bubble with rust any longer.

There is a company that makes plastic bushings to replace the factory jk bushings.
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Here are a few tips that have worked for me over the years.
1. wd-40 is not a lube, its a penetrating oil.
2. after you get them out spray on some Teflon spray.
3. clean the inside of the hinge with some gun cleaner/lube, and a 9mm/40cal barrel brush.

There is a liner in the hinge it gets ripped and grabs hold of the pins like a vise. keep um clean and Teflon lubed and you will never have a problem/
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What I've found .. the hinge pins aren't exactly parallel, so theres some binding .. for the bad ones, i've been known to remove the body bolts from the lower hinge .. with the one hinge free, the other generally slides off easily .. then its just a matter of cleaning up greasing and fasten the body hinge back to the original location, payin attention to the pin being parallel

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