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Old 02-28-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Remove jeep doors

I'm trying to remove the doors of my 2008 wrangler unlimited x, I took the screws off and took the door hooks off and unplugged the wires. I also had a friend help and used wd 40, any other tips? I'm not sure the last time the doors were taken off I got the jeep used last summer
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Open the window. Stand outside the door facing forward. Reach your arm through the window and grab the arm rest handle. Open the door to about a 45 degree angle. Swing the door back and forth slightly as you pull upward.

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Ill tell you what I did to get my rusty doors off.


I opened the door to 90 degrees from the vehicle....

place jack underneath door....

place a 2by4 along the bottom of the door for even pressure.....

place jack underneath and jack up until boom....
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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You might try some PB Blaster wayyyyyyyy better than wd40
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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You might try some PB Blaster wayyyyyyyy better than wd40
Agreed. I worked for a industrial distributor and learned all about these products. WD-40 its to help stop rust, not penetrate and loosen. PB Blaster is better for it, if you are still having issues - try Loctite Freeze and Release...the stuff works miracles....

Side note, working the door back and forth with the window open (as stated before) should do the trick, its what I had to do...
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Agreed. I worked for a industrial distributor and learned all about these products. WD-40 its to help stop rust, not penetrate and loosen. PB Blaster is better for it, if you are still having issues - try Loctite Freeze and Release...the stuff works miracles....

Side note, working the door back and forth with the window open (as stated before) should do the trick, its what I had to do...
WD-40 was a military product when it first came out. It is called "Water Displacement formula #40". It was never meant to be a lubricating oil, just a parts cleaner and worked great on electrical gear. It's flammable but evaporates.
CLP is another great product. "Cleaner lubricant and preservative" was its military name. We all call it Breakfree now.
We used it at sea on the gun mounts to remove corrosion and salt and preserve things.
PB blaster is a great penetrating oil, but I always reassemble things with a shot of CLP.

Tomorrow I'll explain the difference between military "Duck Tape" and the cheap imitation "Duct Tape."
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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FYI when you put your doors back brush on some Anti-Seize. You'll never have another issue again.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
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I prefer a dab of white lithium grease.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #10
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^^^^ both of these are good options. I've seen guys struggle to get their doors off and then put them back on without applying some type of grease etc!!

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