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Old 03-15-2008, 10:44 PM   #1
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Remove doors - cause problems later?

I have an '04 Wrangler, and have never had the doors off. I have been told it's great, but will cause them to squeak later when I put them back on, because it will break the seal.

Is this true?

I am a daily driver, so squeaking could get annoying, and I'm just not sure it's worth it.

Thanks for any advice, suggestions, etc..

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Old 03-15-2008, 10:49 PM   #2
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Break what seal? There is no seal on the hinges. Take those suckers off and have fun!

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Old 03-15-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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I'm with AZ, what seal is he talking about?



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Old 03-15-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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huh what seal????

plus if there's no squeak WD-40 cant handle!
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:18 PM   #5
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Seals dont squeak they bark, and stay away from the zoo so they wont pose you any problems.








Naw. just messing with ya', the doors are happiest when they are off and put up somewhere so make your doors happy.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:32 PM   #6
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just use the grease that you use on the bolt that go in the brake caliper. you can get it at autozone for like less then a buck. comes in a trojan condom wrapper size packet. itll keep it from rusting or sweeking in there.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:24 AM   #7
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there isnt a seal, and they wont squeak.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:46 AM   #8
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If the Seals start to bark, just start clubbing them. Seriously... Your source of info was quite uninformed. Get those doors off and enjoy that feeling.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:11 AM   #9
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Thats just the barking spiders under the dash...Or is that in your head?...I forget!

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Old 03-16-2008, 11:14 AM   #10
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My '04 loves the doors and top off.... go topless and bottomless and you won't want to go back.
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go bottomless and you won't want to go back.
there may be laws about that
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:16 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies!

I plan to look into the next step, mirror moving, and get the doors off ready for summer!
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:18 PM   #13
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If anything, the grease you put on the bolt to keep them coming off easy, about once/twice a year, will keep them FROM squeaking than if you left them on Take em off any have fun. don't forget some cheap mirrors though. Its drivable without them because the Jeep is so good, but on major busy highways it can keep a little hairy. The mirrors just make the drive a little nicer. Theres a right up on 4x4xplor.com on cheap mirrors
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:26 PM   #14
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made my own mirror relocation brackets using 2 L brackets from ace hardware however you can find relocation brackets very similar to mine on ebay or quadratec...

Pros:

-Makes doors lighter/flatter so now i can fit both of my full doors inside my tj.
-Dont need to mess around with adjusting mirrors every time i remove my doors

Cons:
-Cannot see passenger mirror with the doors on unless I lean over the center to the passenger side
-Drivers mirror shakes a bit.





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Old 03-16-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
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Biggest problem you are likely to cause yourself by removing the doors is the reluctance to put them back on when the weather is uncooperative!
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:34 PM   #16
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you have to remove them sometimes or they get real hard to remove
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Squeaking Doors

I pull my doors all the time & have never experienced a problem...
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:05 PM   #18
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just pull out the fuse that is in the fuse box under the glove box .(i dont remember the number)
Other wise the interior light will remain on all the time.
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Biggest problem you are likely to cause yourself by removing the doors is the reluctance to put them back on when the weather is uncooperative!
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:30 PM   #20
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#4 fuse.
I took my doors off UH, long time ago and haven't put the nuts back on. Heck maybe I lost them.

I think the seal hes talking about is some kind of thin almost copper like disc that sat on top of the hinge. I don't recal if I ever did anything with mine other than spraying the hinge and shaft with a silicon based spray before I put the doors back on.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:12 PM   #21
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yeah its not good to loose your nuts Kizer.
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yeah its not good to loose your nuts Kizer.
i think we should give him some nut-serts...
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The doors haven't fallen off yet and Im sure the wife has them in the house in a jar where they belong anyways right?

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