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Old 04-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Question about taking doors off

So I have had my LJ for about 9 months. I have been trying to take the doors off for almost that entire time. I am currently using the floor jack method to get them off. I spray with some PB blaster and put a 2x4 on the floor jack and try and pop the door off. But when I try that the entire Jeep gets lifted off the ground. Is that suppose to happen? My I see the tires leave the ground I get worried and jack it down so I don't damage the door. Anyone who has done this have some input?

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Did not mention removing the nuts on the bottom? but, If so, post a pic of your door hinges, that will help..

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Ya the nuts are removed. I'll go take pictures right now
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Are the doors open???
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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My buddy just got an lj a week ago and plan on removing doors this weekend, nut is still on bottom, never been removed before. Ive heard of door removal problems a time or two before, just curious on how you end up doing this and the advice given in case we run into issues
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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I had that that problem when I first started to take them off. They stuck pretty good. I rolled down window with door open and stood on the inner portion of it. I simply pulled as hard as I could while moving the door back and forth and it came loose.
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Are the doors open???
Lol rofl.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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My buddy just got an lj a week ago and plan on removing doors this weekend, nut is still on bottom, never been removed before. Ive heard of door removal problems a time or two before, just curious on how you end up doing this and the advice given in case we run into issues
Are you near nc by chance?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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I know some people have mentioned like locks on their doors that sit up in the hole. Wouldn't happen to have those would you?
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Maybe also with someone holding the door, try a hammer and punch on the pins, moving from bottom to top and vise versa???
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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Yeah, you pretty mush just have to lift/pull up as hard as you can while you swing the door back and forth. It'll come loose eventually. It helps if you can get most of the upward pressure as close to the hinge side of the door as you can also.
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My friend has been hitting them with a hammer while doing it. I honestly have no idea what to do now. I've been moving them back and forth too while pulling up. I guess I could just buy a new set of hinges if worse comes to worse
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #14
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I've been trying for months to get them off. I've had many people of various strengths helping me. No dice
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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My friend has been hitting them with a hammer while doing it. I honestly have no idea what to do now. I've been moving them back and forth too while pulling up. I guess I could just buy a new set of hinges if worse comes to worse
Dont hit the pins without the nuts still on. You will eff up the threads.
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Wow, only thing left to do is. Look up a auto thief in your area and have him take the doors off... Good luck and still post pics if you can.. Could be in the Wrangler door hall of shame...
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Are you near nc by chance?
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If/when you get them off, do yourself a favor and use a scotch bright pad or light sandpaper on the pins. And take a wire brush to the hinge holes.
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If/when you get them off, do yourself a favor and use a scotch bright pad or light sandpaper on the pins. And take a wire brush to the hinge holes.
and a coat of anti-seize.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #20
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In arizona (phx?) I would help if youre near by any chance!
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #21
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Can you heat it up at all without damaging the paint?
Sprayed with pb blaster or kroil??
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Soak the hell out of it and swing it back and forth while lifting at the same time. Its about all you can do. If you get tired try again tomorrow.
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what works for me is opening the door all the way to the front fender flare and lifting up.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:41 PM   #24
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I used a jack with a piece of wood and some soft packaging stuff on top of that when mine wouldn't come off
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Can you heat it up at all without damaging the paint?
Sprayed with pb blaster or kroil??
Would a torch work? I used a torch for my bumper bolts and that worked great.
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I swap doors on my 97 a lot.
Sometimes the bottom hinge on the body gets out of alignment making it almost impossible to get the doors off.
If I loosen the 2 hinge bolts on the body, the doors slide right off.

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Would a torch work? I used a torch for my bumper bolts and that worked great.
U can take the whole door and hinges off that's real easy did that to get my keys out once would probably be easier to get them off the hinges removed from the jeep
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Off yet??
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