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no_limits_jeep 02-11-2008 08:58 PM

Problem with doors
My problem is that I can get both nuts in the driver door off but then I cant get the door to come out of the hinges. Am I doing something wrong. Then on the passanger door the top hinge nut I cant get loose it just spins and spins the problem with it is the bolt head is nut spinning. How so you get the doors off?

orange05tj 02-11-2008 09:01 PM

yeah, I have the same prob with mine. Just gotta man handle them. They'll come off. oh yeah, if you get the nut off, dont put them back on. you wont be needing them.

Rawkon 02-11-2008 09:05 PM

you can try wrapping a big ass flat blade screwdriver, or pry bar with a towel. with the door partially open stick the towel/screwdriver..prybar between the bottom of the door and the door sill. pry up and it should pop. my doors the first time off felt like they where welded on too. just make sure someone or you can hold the door while you pry up. you dont want it to fall off.

distortedtj 02-11-2008 09:06 PM

WD40 or PB blaster the hell out of the door pins. when you go to pick them up work the door left to right helps some. as far as you passager door: sounds like the bolt is stripped. you can try to put vise grips on the nut and push down torward the ground as you turn it : it may grab the thread and come off /also take the bottom nut off try having someone pick up on the door so the nut has force against it ;it may come off then ///if not you may have to cut it off.

once you get the doors off clean the pins off and the pin holes out Keep them lubricated and they shouldn't give you any problem.


no_limits_jeep 02-11-2008 09:09 PM

thanks guys I will try that tommorrow. I might have to use a jack to get the doors off but Ill see thanks anyways

nicolas-eric 02-11-2008 09:39 PM

i had the same problem.
i put a block of wood under the opened door and then two buddies went on my sidesteps and then the door comes off.
after that i sprayed the 2 bolts with WD40 bfore i put the door on again. now i can remove it always without any problems.

chezuki 02-11-2008 10:43 PM

I don't think my doors had ever been off on my 95 when I got it last year. I used a 2x4 and a floor jack to pop them out the first time. I put a dab of white lithium grease on the pins and can still take them off one handed with ease.

m8094538 02-11-2008 10:55 PM

my passenger door gives me trouble like that. the top pin is alittle bent from sumone who owned it b4 me just gotta use force and make sure the holes r lined up with the pins when puttin them back on

Triple88a 02-12-2008 12:36 AM

2x on taking off the passenger door, its because its obviously not use as much as the drivers door so the hinges are all tight, What i did was open it and then with my left hand lift it up and rock it in and out with my right hand as i was lifting (use a beach towel or something for your left hand so you dont hurt your hand). It took me about 5 minutes to get the passenger door off but it worked. Once you have it off use a bit of sand paper and just clean the bolts up a bit to make them a bit smaller. If you have full steel doors make sure you lower your windows so you don't damage them on accident.

UNLIMITLESS 02-12-2008 10:05 AM

I cleaned the hinge with a pipe cleaner soaked in PBlaster and used some sand paper to clean the pins off. The first time you take them offSoak them with some kind of oil and swing the door all the way forward and back.
p.s. Dont jack on the outer lip of the door!

hmenker 02-12-2008 09:55 PM

Door Hinges
I agree with everyone regarding the PB Blaster and WD40 but, since I live in the mountains with plenty of snow and road salt, the doors are on over the winter and can be sticking pretty badly by spring. I slap a fair amount of white lithium grease on the door bolts before putting the doors back on and it works well. The doors come off easily in the spring. In fact, I just go ahead and keep the grease on all the time and have no rust buildup at all.

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