Just got the jeep 3 weeks ago and got some mirrors so I can get the doors off. I have tried to pull them straight up, tried putting some wd-40 for lube, even tried a rubber mallet and screw driver.
Anyone got a easy solution to taking doors off?
There is no easy solution, especially it they have never been off. Try putting one of the nuts back on, and hitting it with a real hammer............that is what it took to get mine off. Once you get them off, sand the rust off the door pins, and put some axle grease on the door pins, and hinges, to make it much easier for the next time.
Also move the door back and forth, as you lift straight up.
all nuts have been removed, I had two strong people lifting up, the top looked like it was starting but the bottom is sticking. I think I will try again in the moring after the wd40 soaks in. I just did not feel like breaking something....
It took Hi Lift under the door near hinges with door open aboout 45 degrees the first time for me. After that, no problem. Just be careful, they are heavier than you think. If you use a Hi Lift, make sure you pad the bottom of the door with something. I used a soft piece of wood.
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you thought that was bad, the 2 nuts on the pass. side bolts for the door on mine sheared right off with little pressure on the wrench! needless to say i've been talking back and forth with the dealership about that one... and the doors still havent come off... whats this talk about mirrors?
yes u can buy one of those for cheap...but if you have an owners manual check that...when i was taking my hardtop off it had a little side note that said if you are taking your doors off to pull one of the fuses to get the light to go off...a fuse in the dome box or something like that...im not sure which one...maybe ill check in a while and let ya know
Thanks for the responses/tips. I like the clip idea, just because she will still be able to turn on the interior light with the doors off instead of being SOL. What size clip is that anyhow, just so I can hit the local Fastenall and pick up a set of stainless bolts and the clamps at the same time (assuming they have both).