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Old 06-08-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Stuck/Broken Hinge pins?

About 2 months ago I bought myself a toy. It's a white 2006 Jeep Wrangler Tj. I love it. But now since summer has set in, I would love to be able to take my doors and top off, however, the hinges on the doors are completely rusted over. A couple friends and I went crazy on them the other day and got nowhere. It's only 2 doors and 2 of the 4 bolts have been completely broken off. And the other bolts continue to keep turning and turning, not loosening or tightening. I'm not really sure what to do from here. Anyone have any ideas on how to get them off without completely hurting the Jeep? And could someone give me a link on where to get probably 4 new pins for the hinges, preferably in white to match. I'm willing to try about anything, please help! I really don't want to take it into the shop, for something so small.

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Old 06-08-2013, 03:46 AM   #2
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About 2 months ago I bought myself a toy. It's a white 2006 Jeep Wrangler Tj. I love it. But now since summer has set in, I would love to be able to take my doors and top off, however, the hinges on the doors are completely rusted over. A couple friends and I went crazy on them the other day and got nowhere. It's only 2 doors and 2 of the 4 bolts have been completely broken off. And the other bolts continue to keep turning and turning, not loosening or tightening. I'm not really sure what to do from here. Anyone have any ideas on how to get them off without completely hurting the Jeep? And could someone give me a link on where to get probably 4 new pins for the hinges, preferably in white to match. I'm willing to try about anything, please help! I really don't want to take it into the shop, for something so small.
I don't know about yours, and it's gonna sound really simple if I'm right, but try turning the bolts the other direction. Mine were reverse threaded ('97 Sport) and would just keep turning non-stop when turned following the good ol' "lefty loosey" style. It wasn't until after I used a chisel and a hammer to beat one of the end nuts off that I realized this, then the other three came of in less than 10 seconds each. I had literally spent 2 hours trying to get the first one off. None of my friends had any ideas either. Try it, it might just work.

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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Chisel chisel chisel. This is where I've gotten so far. It's literally hanging on by I don't even know what. It wiggles like crazy, but doesn't seem to want to come off.

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