Another thread about getting my doors off... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 72
Another thread about getting my doors off...

Ok so I've gone three years with my 2000 TJ without taking the doors off. My friend the mechanic and all his buddies lined up and tried to get them to come off.

A friend who kept saying "no it's easy. I've taken the doors off a bunch of my friend's jeeps. Come on I'll show you" stood yanking on them for ten minutes before scratching his head and just saying Daaaaaaaaamn...

They won't even budge a little bit. I've tried WD40, penetrating oil once a day for several days, I mean they don't move a millimetre. It kind of looks like somebody used some kind of adhesive on them? Has anyone seen anything like this? You can tell from the picture that the bolt's off... right?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	North Vancouver-20120414-00038.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	201.8 KB
ID:	114076  

Darnell is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
InvertChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NoVa
Posts: 7,879
Looks like it should come right up to me. Hit it again with some pb blaster then grab a floor jack and some blocks of wood and some rags to stick between the wood and the door and slowly jack it up. Jack as close to the hinge as possible and don't let the door fall.

__________________
|2004 Jeep TJ "Green Machine"|4.0L 5 speed Dana44|33x12.50x15 Goodyear Duratracs|2.5" RC coils + 1.25" body lift|OME NitroSport shocks|4.56 gears|Skid Row Engine Skid|BCC Sliders|Currie AntiRock|
InvertChaos is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Superkill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by InvertChaos
Looks like it should come right up to me. Hit it again with some pb blaster then grab a floor jack and some blocks of wood and some rags to stick between the wood and the door and slowly jack it up. Jack as close to the hinge as possible and don't let the door fall.
X2 and maybe have another person to hold the door while u lift with the jack so it comes off straight. Good luck!
Superkill is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Hammerdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 215
I do see a nut firmly planted there.
Hammerdown is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
InvertChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NoVa
Posts: 7,879
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammerdown
I do see a nut firmly planted there.
Where? That's how mine look without the nut
__________________
|2004 Jeep TJ "Green Machine"|4.0L 5 speed Dana44|33x12.50x15 Goodyear Duratracs|2.5" RC coils + 1.25" body lift|OME NitroSport shocks|4.56 gears|Skid Row Engine Skid|BCC Sliders|Currie AntiRock|
InvertChaos is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 72
Yeah dude that's no nut.
Darnell is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
Yipeee Kay Ayyy

WF Supporting Member
 
Wesboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,029
Has the bottom hinge on the bodywork moved at all?
It's easy to tell if it's moved because there's different paint under the hinge and you will see a 'wedge' of different colored paint showing near the hinge.
It would be unusual for the hinge to get out of alignment but it can happen.
My bottom hinge always goes out of alignment when I've been running the tube doors for a while. The tube doors refuse to come off until I re-straighten that bottom hinge.

I'ts excrutiatingly difficult to get the doors off if the bottom hinge has shifted. In which case, get a Torx T40 to loosen the hinge slightly (being extra careful not to strip it - those suckers are on tight) then re-align it before attempting to remove the door.

If there is no wedge of different colored paint showing - meaning the hinges haven't moved - don't mess with them - in which case a jack and a block of wood would be your best option.
Wesboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
SurfKaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St. Augustine FL
Posts: 1,498
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darnell View Post
I've gone three years with my 2000 TJ without taking the doors off.
Wow, I'm impressed.

X2 on the floor jack. Just go slooooow
SurfKaster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Ryan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minneapolis/St Paul
Posts: 138
X10 on the floor jack. did everything before that...The drives door i did the lift, swing back and forth that took me 3 days to get it off . I tried the floor jack on the passenger door and took about 4 minutes to pop it off. Be prepared to catch that sucker though.

Floor jack, put a piece of wood placed under the door as close to the hinges as possible, jack it up slowly. ur jeep will start to raise up. go stand on the door sill and bounce up and down, jack a bit more, bounce a bit more and the door will pop right off.

Ryan
Ryan1 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Plop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: 48186
Posts: 187
It happened on my old YJ a few times, I firmly lifted up while wiggling it 6" back n forth(open/ closing it)

Might work?

__________________
~Matt
97 TJ 4.0L Stick 4" lift on 33"A/T's
95 Ranger 4.0L Stick 2wd 4" lift on 31's
The ex's 93 YJ/ 91 YJ/ 87 YJ/ 93 YJ/ 90 YJ/ 98 TJ
Plop is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC