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Old 07-09-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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doors off problems

cant get the bolts off the door hinges off for some reason the previous owner has never taken it off so its very tight to get off what tools should i use

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Old 07-09-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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you cant get the nuts off the studs or the actuall studs up out of the holes?

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Old 07-09-2014, 01:16 PM   #3
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PB Blaster helped me when I was in the same situation.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #4
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PB Blaster helped me when I was in the same situation.
did u use a 13mm wrench
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did u use a 13mm wrench
Yes. I used the box end of the wrench after spraying with PB blaster and letting it soak for about 10 minutes. They came off pretty easily after that.

The next issue was getting the doors to lift off. The hinge pins were also "frozen" in the hinge. Again PB blaster, soak for a few, swing back and forth a few times and with a little muscle they came off. I greased the pins before I put them back on and now they slide on and off easily.

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Yes. I used the box end of the wrench after spraying with PB blaster and letting it soak for about 10 minutes. They came off pretty easily after that. The next issue was getting the doors to lift off. The hinge pins were also "frozen" in the hinge. Again PB blaster, soak for a few, swing back and forth a few times and with a little muscle they came off. I greased the pins before I put them back on and now they slide on and off easily. Good luck!
got the bolts off now the door wont come off and its super annoying i pb blasted the hinges and swinging it back and forth maybe i need more muscle
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Yes. I used the box end of the wrench after spraying with PB blaster and letting it soak for about 10 minutes. They came off pretty easily after that. The next issue was getting the doors to lift off. The hinge pins were also "frozen" in the hinge. Again PB blaster, soak for a few, swing back and forth a few times and with a little muscle they came off. I greased the pins before I put them back on and now they slide on and off easily. Good luck!
the doors wont budge
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got the bolts off now the door wont come off and its super annoying i pb blasted the hinges and swinging it back and forth maybe i need more muscle
I didn't have to do this, but someone recommended using a jack with a 2x4 under the door to try to "force" the door up. (Search the forum for exact instructions don't try it based on that limited info! ) I was afraid to do that. I figured with my luck I would end up with bent doors. LOL. Luckily the PB Blaster did the trick for me.

I'd basically recommend continuing to try the PB blaster and let it soak a little longer.

I'm sure others will be around to give you other pointers. Maybe put the bolts back on a couple of turns and then tap them LIGHTLY with a mallet to try to break up the corrosion that has them stuck?
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I didn't have to do this, but someone recommended using a jack with a 2x4 under the door to try to "force" the door up. (Search the forum for exact instructions don't try it based on that limited info! ) I was afraid to do that. I figured with my luck I would end up with bent doors. LOL. Luckily the PB Blaster did the trick for me. I'd basically recommend continuing to try the PB blaster and let it soak a little longer. I'm sure others will be around to give you other pointers.
no thanks to the jack idea but the pb blaster isnt doing the trick so my options r limited
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We had this problem too. Husband used a rubber mallot and put something on hinge bolt to hit it while I pulled up on the door. Finally came off, then greased them a lot when we put them back on.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:07 PM   #11
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dont overlook the jack option. a good amount of people have had to do that.

just put it as close to hinge that you can and add a 2x4, use plenty of oil, and go slow
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:08 PM   #12
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The jack method works. Maybe some ATF would help. You can see the bushing pushing out of your hinges--which creates additional friction. Working on it for days will make it all the more rewarding to drive without doors.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:12 PM   #13
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WD-40 it and let it sit for a while. Then lift up on the door close to the hinge while working the door open and close. It will take some work the first time, but then use some silicon spray or I used liquid graphite. But before that, sand the pins a little bit with some very fine grit sandpaper to clean off the gunk.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:15 PM   #14
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im letting it sit with pb blaster so for to no avail. the jack option is my last resort cause im only 16 and dont want damage to a car that im not paying for with my own money
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just place a piece of wood between go slow and watch for anything binding! it will work

first time i did mine i had to pull an d abuddy hit the bottom with a mallet
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I had the same problem and used a drift punch and a rubber mallet to push the pin out. Don't try this if you can't swing a hammer accurately.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:10 PM   #17
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The first time my son and I took the doors off of his Jeep we PB Blast(ed) the hinges, worked the doors back and forth and used PB Blaster again. Then we put a floor jack under the open door with a 4x4 on top of the lift and gently jacked it up. The door/jack lifted the Jeep about an inch and then smoothly and uneventfully separated from the body hinge. No damage to the hinges or the door and no scratches. I had rolled down the door window and was the lift guy. I used anti-seize before putting them back on and now they come off each time with absolutely no effort.
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Hammer/mallet under the hinge pin, while someone else swings the door back and forth and pulls up on the door. Use a towel against the body and door (tape it on) to protect the paint from the hammer. Do it. It works.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:38 AM   #19
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i also have a bolt that wont move after spraying it with pb blaster multiple times throughout the day help
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:42 AM   #20
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Just lift constant and wiggle. Lift close to the hinge. If the MF will go left to right it ain't froze. It
Will go up. Just takes cahones not a jack. I bless you with man strength. Doors will fly off now.
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Just lift constant and wiggle. Lift close to the hinge. If the MF will go left to right it ain't froze. It Will go up. Just takes cahones not a jack. I bless you with man strength. Doors will fly off now.
thanks for the blessing il try again tomorrow but i had my huge friend try and lift it and the whole car started moving but the door wont budge
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Got to wiggle it. Back and forth while lifting by the hinge. (CLOSE TO HINGE) Lifting at the end of the door strains the hinge. It's really understanding leverage and physics. Wish I could draw pics lol. get it of then do it in front of your monster friend and laugh.
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Got to wiggle it. Back and forth while lifting by the hinge. (CLOSE TO HINGE) Lifting at the end of the door strains the hinge. It's really understanding leverage and physics. Wish I could draw pics lol. get it of then do it in front of your monster friend and laugh.
thats what we did and didnt work
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Damn Ohio is to far. It should go up a little each wiggle. Wish I could help. It does not form an anti lift barrier you need a jack for. This stuff kills me. I can't explain it better. Best of luck brother.
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damn ohio is to far. It should go up a little each wiggle. Wish i could help. It does not form an anti lift barrier you need a jack for. This stuff kills me. I can't explain it better. Best of luck brother.



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just use a jack!!!
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Patience. My passenger door came right off the first time. My drivers door did not. I Used PB Blaster and gave it a try everyday for ten days. It moved about a 1/8" per day.
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Patience. My passenger door came right off the first time. My drivers door did not. I Used PB Blaster and gave it a try everyday for ten days. It moved about a 1/8" per day.
my doors arent movin at all
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Have to trade it in for a newer model now! j/k but at least its an excuse to get a new one
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can you somehow fashion a seal at the bottom of the bolt to capture pb blaster so the hinge bolt will soak in a bath of it vs just run through...
just thinking on what I would try....



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