went to take off my doors for the first time (2005 tj x). i went to lossen the bolts on the hinges and came to a screaching hault. the bolt is too big to fit a 1/2 in socket but too small for a 9/16 socket. so i tried metric and same results. too small for a 15mm socket but too big for a 14mm socket. do i need a special tool to get these bolts off?
its probably just the paint making the right one not fit, try wiggling it on, there's nothing special.
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Sounds about right - the doors probably haven't been removed for some time. Another thing about taking them off is there should be (emphasize should because you never know where your Jeep has been) a brass sleeve inside each bolt-hole. Be careful not to beat them up too much, they are a pain to replace.
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I put a piece of duct tape around the bolt and went one size bigger so it fit the socket and it came off with no trouble whatsoever. not to mention it kept all the paint on the bolt if you care at all about that.
now this is my question i've got my nuts off the bolts wont buge and if i just try to pick up the doors the whole jeep moves. i've sprayed it with pb and others tried using a hammer and still no luck. any ideas?????
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First time is a PIA. Just move them back and forth and pull up, a second person helping is a good thing. Once you have them off take some steel wool or emery cloth to the pins and put some grease or anti-seize on them. Make sure to not damage the brass inserts in the hinge itself.