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Old 08-22-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Jeep Wrangler door removal

i have a 2000 jeep wranlger. i took off the bolts on the bottom of the doors and

i tried lifting them off but they won't budge. it seems like there is another smaller

round bolt under it. i dont know if they need to be removed also because i think

it would be hard to get them off. let me know what you think

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Once the nuts are off...it's just a matter of swinging them, lubing them, yanking, jacking them up, etc. Do a search by clicking search above as its a topic that comes up at least 3x a week and I don't have the time to post my method before work.

Once you get em off, grease up those hinge pins real good and they'll pop right off the next time.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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alright thanks
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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amen on that grease! because you don't ever wanna fight the fight you're about to fight again(Fight, I just had to add another one) !!.
it appears there is some fabric type insert that goes around the bolt that is coming out of one on mine... question, pull it out never to think of it again or try to stuff it back up there somehow so that the bolt isn't vibrating around..... I'm thinking 50/50, cut off whats hanging out and move on down the road.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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If you have a hilift jack. With doors open, place a block of wood between the jack and bottom of door (hinge end). Slowly jack the door until the door moves so you can finish removing it. Then grease them good as suggested above before putting them back on.
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Oh and a Jack and a piece of wood are about to become your best friends. (like he said ^^)
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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hi , I know what you mean I almost gave up on mine. I found a wake that works but you got to keep workin on it . took me about 30~ 45 mins each side to get loosen and off. Here is what you do , you spray the crap out of the pins with sea foam, pb blaster or last hope wd40. which I had to use . spray the pins and while lift and holding walk and swing the door back and forth while lifting the same time. Do this for maybe five minute take a break bo to the other side repeat. as soon as you start to see it lift spray and soak it again. You will be suprised to see the rust drip out. Once you get the door free I sanded the pin clean from rust then slopped on grease to the hinge and pin and now they are like butter. Dont give up , just takes elbow grease and effort. Good luck let us know how it goes.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:21 PM   #8
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thanks everyone but nothing works and ive been trying for weeks. i guess im just not gonna be able to get them off
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #9
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They'll come off man. Get a buddy to help you out
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:28 PM   #10
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Can you post a pic of the hinges. Someone may have put a anti thief nut on it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
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Agreed, they will come. I had to have been the laugh of the neighborhood while I was trying to get mine off. wiggling and pulling and cursing and dousing with every known lubricant, but they do come off and as long as you grease them before putting them back in they will slip right out next time. Get creative but be careful, because when they finally let go... they really let go fast!!
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #12
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it has anti theft nuts. how do you remove them?
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:41 PM   #14
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ive tried getting the anti theft nuts off with vise grips and every kind of pliers and they wont come off. ive almost given up. you cant use the tool or an allen wrench to get them off because the screw goes through the nut. is there any other way or is there any place to bring it to get them off
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:06 PM   #15
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Buy an Allen with a hole in it. Check the autoparts store. I know they sell torx security bits so maybe they have allens too.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #17
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After you get the nuts off, half the battle is won. I got my doors off by having my wife swing them while I pulled up on them. Took about 3 minutes each. Now I take them off like every month just to keep them loose and don't need the wife anymore.
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Sears.com has a few sets of security bits with allens, too.
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After you get the nuts off, half the battle is won. I got my doors off by having my wife swing them while I pulled up on them. Took about 3 minutes each. Now I take them off like every month just to keep them loose and don't need the wife anymore.
Was gonna ask what you would take for her--but I have already had 3
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Was gonna ask what you would take for her--but I have already had 3
Can't do that to a fellow Jeeper. You're welcome, lol.
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I never put the nuts back on. Makes taken doors off that much faster. Jeeps arent Fort Knox anyway.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:18 PM   #22
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I never put the nuts back on. Makes taken doors off that much faster. Jeeps arent Fort Knox anyway.
Nuts don't keep the doors on anyways. The doors won't come off when they are closed, and if they are locked, they won't open. I would put security fasteners on tube doors or maybe half doors, but that is about it.
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Im about to dive in to this adventure, God speed.
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thanks everyone but nothing works and ive been trying for weeks. i guess im just not gonna be able to get them off
Worse case, you can remove the hinges and replace them! They will come off!
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It's a pain the first time, and sometimes the 2nd. My 3rd was easy!

Advice from a newbie like myself:
1) remove with floor jack and 2x4
2) shove a bunch of white lithium grease into the holes and run a few pipe cleaners down there too to get ride of grease and crud
3) lithium grease up the slots on the door

Honestly, first time was a pain. 2nd time doing above had the first door off in 10 seconds and the other still needed a 2x4 for a smidge of leverage. 3rd time, both off in a few seconds.
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We beat the stuffing out of the pins on one side. Wanted to go doorless for the 4th fireworks. A few good whacks got the pin to move enuff to spray and swing back and forth

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