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Old 02-09-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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Full Door Misalignment

Hey all....I'm still looking at buying a TJ. Looked at a nice looking 02 TJ Sport...6cyl....5spd....45k miles. Seems like its in nice shape and I can't find anything majorly wrong with it....pretty low miles so it should have plenty of life left.

One prob I found was the passenger door was slightly misaligned....about midway up where the door curves inward towards the window, it sticks out from the soft-top a little, and you can tell that all the way up the back edge along the window sticks out just a little...maybe 1/4 inch. In inspecting it further, it looks like the top hinge is slightly bent....almost like someone let the door fly open too far. Instead of the hinge sitting flush to the body on the point where the pin goes....it is pulled out about 1/8". No other indications the jeep was wrecked.

Should I worry about something like this? Didn't look like it was enough to cause a rain leak. Could something like this be straightened pretty easy without messing upt he paint? Would it be difficult to find another painted hinge to replace it with (yellow)?

Hate to have this one small problem be a deal breaker, but I don't want it to be a major headache.

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Old 02-09-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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carfax.com, run the vin to see if anything has happened to it.

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Could just be that the guy screwed up and removed the hinges to take the door off instead of just removing the hinge pin nut. If that's the case, slightly loosening the hinge bolts with the door shut and moving the door around slightly to re-center it in the opening may be all that's needed.
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carfax.com, run the vin to see if anything has happened to it.
That no record exists within Carfax or other similar reporting services doesn't mean it wasn't involved in a serious accident or even flooded. If Carfax says something happened then fine, that confirms it. But the lack of anything in Carfax on a particular VIN means nothing.
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Lets assume it wasn't in a wreck.....is this really a big deal if it were an isolated problem?
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Lets assume it wasn't in a wreck.....is this really a big deal if it were an isolated problem?
If it wasn't in a wreck, then no... but check out my above response already posted on how it might be correctable with little effort.
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Yeah...thanks!

If I end up with this one....I'll try that first. If it doesn't work, I may try some various methods of bending the hinge back. It would only take a slight adjustment...I just would have to be careful to not knock it out of whack even worse. Nothing a good vise and hammer probably couldn't fix.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:43 PM   #8
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If you can't get it adjusted you could just buy some new hinges and get them painted. It shouldn't be that much.
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If not may be some cromed or black anodized hinges out of the jcw cat.


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