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Old 01-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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full door adjustment

I don't use the pass side door much. But it is hard to open (kids having trouble) and it pinches the weather striping around the window and the hard top. I looked today after my youngest couldn't get it open and the striping has torn now.
I've loosen the bolts on the top and tried to push it back a little. but it didn't help.
I sure it doesn't make a difference but the top is a older one with the vents on a 05.

I guess what i wanting to ask is,
Is there any adjustment in the hinges? (if i can get the bolts loose)
Or just need to bend on it.
I just waiting for one of these kids to pull the handle out of the door.
Its looking like the top of the door needs to go towards the the front (maybe)
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Not 100% sure here so hopefully someone will chime in...when i swapped my full doors for half doors i had to adjust mine by loosening the bolts on the door side ( DONT loosen the body side hinge bolts) this gave me enough adjustment to have my doors fit great. Also, make sure you use the rite size torx and a quality one at that, wouldnt wanna strip them out.

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As recommended above, it is adjusted by loosening the hinge bolts on the DOOR-side of the hinge. Close and latch the door, loosen the six torx-head bolts in the door side of the hinge. Use a non-metallic part to move the door around a little until it is centered in the opening, then retighten the bolts.

Be careful when loosening those bolts. Be sure to use the right size Torx adapter and be ready for a fight as they are usually tight. Press the torx adapter into the torx bolts firmly and squarely to help prevent it from stripping out the bolt yead. Use a 1/2" ratchet drive with a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter to fit the torx adapter which is a 3/8" drive size. Don't quote me but it seems those door hinge bolts are perhaps a T-45 size... maybe T-40.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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Door side. gotcha.
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One thing I forgot to say when I suggested to be careful when loosening those six hinge bolts.... those particular bolt heads are fairly soft and it's not hard to strip them out. It's a PITA to get them out once their torx-head opening has been stripped.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #6
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farmer's impact wrench

When you attack the torx bolts, have a torx that allows you to strike the back side. Then as you are applying rotational pressure, tap (assertively) on the back of the wrench. That will give an impact like action to loosen it. You can do the same thing with a screwdriver or torx driver. Usually loosens them up.
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Yes, an impact screwdriver would be ideal for those particular bolts. Those are not the kind of bolts you want to take any chances on. Like the Craftsman at Craftsman Hand Impact Driver | Toolmonger which has a 3/8" drive output which fits that size torx-adapter.

That tool would be a wise thing to use to get those bolts out, they commonly cause problems.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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Yes, an impact screwdriver would be ideal for those particular bolts. Those are not the kind of bolts you want to take any chances on. Like the Craftsman at Craftsman Hand Impact Driver | Toolmonger which has a 3/8" drive output which fits that size torx-adapter.

That tool would be a wise thing to use to get those bolts out, they commonly cause problems.
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Your talking about this right
Yes, that will work perfectly if it has a 3/8" drive. It almost looks like it has a 1/4" drive which would be too small to provide the force needed.
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Hit it with a hammer
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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That's what I was going to use. Just making sure y'all wasn't talking about a air impact
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Could you just use an air impact? Impacts take things out easier
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Well it didn't work out like i like. I did get it a little better.
I now need some touch up paint. When i broke the bolts loose it took the paint around them with it.
Im thinking its been repainted at some time.
The bottom hinge was stuck good to the door, and didnt want to move.
I will try again this weekend when the kids aren't bugging me.
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Im new to this forum so Please forgive my lack of knowledge"
Went to put my doors on for the first time since i bought this.jeep 3yrs ago and the passenger door has to be picked up and closed,afterwards there's about an inch gap between on thw hinges. ..drivers side is perfect. Any suggestions?
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Im new to this forum so Please forgive my lack of knowledge"
Went to put my doors on for the first time since i bought this.jeep 3yrs ago and the passenger door has to be picked up and closed,afterwards there's about an inch gap between on thw hinges. ..drivers side is perfect. Any suggestions?
Did you happen to read posts #2 and #3 above?
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I wish I would have used an impact driver when I adjusted my doors. Passenger side had the same problem, but now about 4 of the bolts are stripped. I want to replace the hinges because it seems the top one on the door side is bent. The hinge shaft does not go in squarely like the lower hinge.

I ended up taking an angle grinder and squaring off the bolt heads a little bit to get a vise grip on.
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Bringing up an old post:
I just got a set of full doors for my TJ they close and fit great. My only problem is that they ride on the bottom hinge perfectly, BUT on both sides, the upper hinge has a gap between the body and door hinges. How can I adjust this when they are perfect already???
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Bringing up an old post: I just got a set of full doors for my TJ they close and fit great. My only problem is that they ride on the bottom hinge perfectly, BUT on both sides, the upper hinge has a gap between the body and door hinges. How can I adjust this when they are perfect already???
If the doors hang and close fine I'd let it go, but if the gap is annoying just loosen the top hinge and adjust accordingly. Heads up those torx bolts are a PITA to mess with. I've had to ezy out/screw extractors on both jeeps, YJ & TJ because I stripped the heads.
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