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booty900 04-04-2013 09:02 PM

Question about taking doors off
 
So I have had my LJ for about 9 months. I have been trying to take the doors off for almost that entire time. I am currently using the floor jack method to get them off. I spray with some PB blaster and put a 2x4 on the floor jack and try and pop the door off. But when I try that the entire Jeep gets lifted off the ground. Is that suppose to happen? My I see the tires leave the ground I get worried and jack it down so I don't damage the door. Anyone who has done this have some input?

dabolt55 04-04-2013 09:04 PM

Did not mention removing the nuts on the bottom? but, If so, post a pic of your door hinges, that will help..

booty900 04-04-2013 09:11 PM

Ya the nuts are removed. I'll go take pictures right now

krisbman 04-04-2013 09:12 PM

Are the doors open???

thgr8alex 04-04-2013 09:12 PM

My buddy just got an lj a week ago and plan on removing doors this weekend, nut is still on bottom, never been removed before. Ive heard of door removal problems a time or two before, just curious on how you end up doing this and the advice given in case we run into issues

booty900 04-04-2013 09:18 PM

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tsteb 04-04-2013 09:19 PM

I had that that problem when I first started to take them off. They stuck pretty good. I rolled down window with door open and stood on the inner portion of it. I simply pulled as hard as I could while moving the door back and forth and it came loose.

Throwmorepartsatit 04-04-2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by krisbman (Post 3595828)
Are the doors open???

Lol rofl.

tsteb 04-04-2013 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thgr8alex (Post 3595829)
My buddy just got an lj a week ago and plan on removing doors this weekend, nut is still on bottom, never been removed before. Ive heard of door removal problems a time or two before, just curious on how you end up doing this and the advice given in case we run into issues

Are you near nc by chance?

ClayL 04-04-2013 09:23 PM

I know some people have mentioned like locks on their doors that sit up in the hole. Wouldn't happen to have those would you?

dabolt55 04-04-2013 09:24 PM

Maybe also with someone holding the door, try a hammer and punch on the pins, moving from bottom to top and vise versa???

WorrGame13 04-04-2013 09:26 PM

Yeah, you pretty mush just have to lift/pull up as hard as you can while you swing the door back and forth. It'll come loose eventually. It helps if you can get most of the upward pressure as close to the hinge side of the door as you can also.

booty900 04-04-2013 09:26 PM

My friend has been hitting them with a hammer while doing it. I honestly have no idea what to do now. I've been moving them back and forth too while pulling up. I guess I could just buy a new set of hinges if worse comes to worse

booty900 04-04-2013 09:27 PM

I've been trying for months to get them off. I've had many people of various strengths helping me. No dice

krisbman 04-04-2013 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by booty900 (Post 3595910)
My friend has been hitting them with a hammer while doing it. I honestly have no idea what to do now. I've been moving them back and forth too while pulling up. I guess I could just buy a new set of hinges if worse comes to worse

Dont hit the pins without the nuts still on. You will eff up the threads.

dabolt55 04-04-2013 09:31 PM

:eek: Wow, only thing left to do is. Look up a auto thief in your area and have him take the doors off...:whistling: Good luck and still post pics if you can.. Could be in the Wrangler door hall of shame...

thgr8alex 04-04-2013 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by tsteb (Post 3595870)

Are you near nc by chance?

Nope

InvisiblePants 04-04-2013 09:47 PM

If/when you get them off, do yourself a favor and use a scotch bright pad or light sandpaper on the pins. And take a wire brush to the hinge holes.

miked12479 04-04-2013 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants (Post 3596046)
If/when you get them off, do yourself a favor and use a scotch bright pad or light sandpaper on the pins. And take a wire brush to the hinge holes.

and a coat of anti-seize.

bobjenkins 04-04-2013 09:57 PM

In arizona (phx?) I would help if youre near by any chance!

Shark_13 04-04-2013 10:21 PM

Can you heat it up at all without damaging the paint?
Sprayed with pb blaster or kroil??

lensam 04-04-2013 10:32 PM

Soak the hell out of it and swing it back and forth while lifting at the same time. Its about all you can do. If you get tired try again tomorrow.

chenley 04-04-2013 10:34 PM

what works for me is opening the door all the way to the front fender flare and lifting up.

wa_troop 04-04-2013 10:41 PM

I used a jack with a piece of wood and some soft packaging stuff on top of that when mine wouldn't come off

booty900 04-04-2013 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Shark_13 (Post 3596258)
Can you heat it up at all without damaging the paint?
Sprayed with pb blaster or kroil??

Would a torch work? I used a torch for my bumper bolts and that worked great.

Wesboy 04-05-2013 12:44 AM

1 Attachment(s)
I swap doors on my 97 a lot.
Sometimes the bottom hinge on the body gets out of alignment making it almost impossible to get the doors off.
If I loosen the 2 hinge bolts on the body, the doors slide right off.

Attachment 231828

Warning - the Torx hinge bolts are on TIGHT - care is needed not to strip them.
I have a t-handle T40 just for this job.

wa_troop 04-05-2013 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by booty900 (Post 3596638)

Would a torch work? I used a torch for my bumper bolts and that worked great.

U can take the whole door and hinges off that's real easy did that to get my keys out once would probably be easier to get them off the hinges removed from the jeep

dabolt55 04-06-2013 06:15 AM

Off yet?? :popcorn:

JakePurvis 04-06-2013 07:22 AM

Very interesting

DocterWrangler 04-06-2013 07:30 AM

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