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Old 06-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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removing door trouble

2001 tj .... one of the bolts on my door just keeps spinning. I removed it yesterday but now it will not come off ... just spins and spins... Please help

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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why did you need to remove the bolts? Is the hinge broken? Pop the door off both hinges and take it inside to a bench-remove the inner 'lining' and run the window all the way up. You should be able to get a pair of vise grips onto the nut for that bolt from the inside, then stand the door up so you can put the tool into the bolt head and remove it. Probably you knocked the inside nut apart from the welds tightening it too much.

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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The bolts in the door are NOT supposed to come off when you just take off the doors. If you do you will have alignment problems and the doors will leak water and air.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Why are you trying to take the bolts off? The nuts on the bottom of the hinges come off the bolt/pins, then lift.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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i meant the nut sorry
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