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Old 12-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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TJ door adjustment

Somebody knows how to adjust the passenger door on a 1998 2.5 wrangler. The noise is killing me... Thanks

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Assuming that you have full doors this should help...
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/full...nt-133800.html

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot!!!! I'll try!!! Greetings from Chile!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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Is there shims/adjusments to make the door go in towards the tub slightly more along the hinge edge?
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
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You would have to loosen the bolts up that hold the hinge to the door and push the door forward, icarus.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:22 AM   #6
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I need to push it in towards the tub, can that be done?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:47 AM   #7
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I need to push it in towards the tub, can that be done?
Sure. You just need to loosen the four bolts that hold the hinge to the outside of the door then slide the door forward. The hinge will not want to break loose from the door after you loosen the bolts as the paint will hold the hinges to the door. You have to wiggle it up and down to crack the paint. If you you've never done it, I suggest a helper.

I don't recommend doing it though. Unless you know how to adjust a door it's possible to really mess it up. You're also exposing unpainted metal that is under the hinge to the elements. Why do you want to move your door forward?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:25 AM   #8
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I don't want to move it forward. I want to move it closer to the tub as the seals leak and they don't sit flush with the panels around the door, the door sticks out slightly. I figured it would be an easier way to try and fix the leak before buying new seals...
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:33 AM   #9
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I don't want to move it forward. I want to move it closer to the tub as the seals leak and they don't sit flush with the panels around the door, the door sticks out slightly. I figured it would be an easier way to try and fix the leak before buying new seals...
Ah, that's different! Your door is overflush to the fender. Your door should be flush or slightly underflush to the fender.

To move the door inward you want to loosen up the bolts that that hold the hinge to the body. Then move the hinges inward very, very little. A millimeter will make a big difference.

Is the door overflush all the way from the fender to the top of the windshield or only in one spot?
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:05 AM   #10
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Yes, sorry, I didn't explain it very well (wrong words.) It is out all along the front leading edge of the door.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:12 AM   #11
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Understand the I can help you with the adjustment of the doors, but I can't guarantee that it will fix your leak.

If your door is overflush to the windshield, you can loosen up the top hinge to tub bolts and push the top of the door in slightly. If it is overflush to the fender only, you can loosen the bolts that hold the bottom hinge to the tub and only push the bottom half of the door inward. Does that make sense? Do you understand what I mean when I say hinge to tub or hinge to door?

Not trying to sound like a jerk, just want to make sure you understand.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #12
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Yup, I understand I just wasn't sure if there was adjusment in the direction I wanted with this style hinges on the Jeep

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