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Old 03-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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doors hard to get off

man this morning when i was taking my doors off i had to move it open and close for ten minutes while pulling up on it, is there something i can spray the hinges with to make them slide easy?

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man this morning when i was taking my doors off i had to move it open and close for ten minutes while pulling up on it, is there something i can spray the hinges with to make them slide easy?
Did you take the nuts off first? Just kidding!!!
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Have they never been removed before? Be careful if not. 3 things to be aware of if you have never removed them. 1) make sure you loosen the nuts, not tighten them, thinking you are loosening them. 2) when the door does come loose, be prepared that they are pretty heavy. 3) if you bust a nut, it'll be ok!!!

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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yeah man x2 on pb blast, the first time i took mine off, i guess the PO hadn't ever taken them off, i tried for 20 min with me and a friend and eventually got em off.. keep opening and closing with upwards pressure, but watch out, my buddy got slammed on the bottom of his jaw when it did finally come loose, and they're heavy as... well lets just say their looks are deceiving, weight wise. but once you get them off, you'll be devirginized and happy like no other, i know i was. congrats in advance haha
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Did you take the nuts off first? Just kidding!!!
PB Blaster.
Have they never been removed before? Be careful if not. 3 things to be aware of if you have never removed them. 1) make sure you loosen the nuts, not tighten them, thinking you are loosening them. 2) when the door does come loose, be prepared that they are pretty heavy. 3) if you bust a nut, it'll be ok!!!
Bust a nut I had a hard time taking the full doors off my donor jeep I use wd-40 when I put them back on pb will help you break them loose
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thanks guys and i know all about the weight and everything i used to take my cj-7 full doors on and off all the time. and MOMMA is a she so theres no nuts. i got them off just looking to find some kind of lube to help.
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2) when the door does come loose, be prepared that they are pretty heavy. 3) if you bust a nut, it'll be ok!!!

First time I took my doors off last summer I dropped the passenger side door on my gravel driveway and did a number on it. Yesterday took my doors off and busted all 4 nuts. Put some grease on the hinge pins that should help. When the doors are on i spray them with WD-40 on occasion to keep them rust free. Mine slide right out no problem.
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WD-40 clean the inside where the door bolt goes threw and clean the bolts works for me you could try a little vasoline also not much cause it will collect dirt
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oh also, if you get a pipe cleaner you can use that to get the rust on the inside out
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is pb blaster on paint a good idea? i wouldnt think so.
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is pb blaster on paint a good idea? i wouldnt think so.
neither are rocks, sand, mud ... but just hit it with a squirt and keep a shop towel handy for cleaning the overspray
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I had to use a jack to get mine off the first time and so have others. Put a block of wood under the door and another piece to reach it from the jack.
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I had to use a jack to get mine off the first time and so have others. Put a block of wood under the door and another piece to reach it from the jack.
i can get them off
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oh also, if you get a pipe cleaner you can use that to get the rust on the inside out

Or if your like me you can always replace the nylon bushings, after you find out how bad you tore them up prying on them

(yea I felt dumb)

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