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Black and Tan 03 06-18-2007 10:25 AM

Door Removal on 2003 Sahara
 
Any Trick to removing the Sahara Hard Doors for the first time ? I tried over the weekend, the nut was easy to remove the pin (bolt) would not budge. Any suggestions ?

thanks

TJ_Babe 06-18-2007 10:29 AM

rubber hammer and WD-40? (my paint job wasn't the greatest to start with. lol)

Texapple 06-18-2007 11:32 AM

move the door back & forth while pulling up (use those muscles) ;)

Dare2BSquare 06-18-2007 11:35 AM

For the first time you remove, I would put painter's tape around the pins and hinges, so that when it does release, you won't gouge your finish if you lose control while pulling up. Soaking overnight with WD40 or white lithium grease in a spray can will help.

tiny terror 06-18-2007 11:38 AM

Ok, I gotta say it. This is my first jeep and had someone said these magic words to me while I was looking for how to take the doors off it would have made it a while hell of a lot easier.

The hinge pins are fixed. They're attached to the door side of the hinge. This might not be your problem, but I know it was mine. Tex is right, just work the door back and forth while you lift it upward. They'll slide right out and if not, WD40 them.

dj_chizzle 06-18-2007 01:44 PM

some sort of lube, patience, and moving the door back and forth. remove the door strap from the hook so you can swing your door all the way forward towards your front fender. swinging it out wide like that eventually did the trick for me. putting some sort of tape around the area will help avoid any little scratches too, or just be extra careful when you finally pull them completely out. you are prone to scratching too when you put them back on.

RustyNBeatin2000 06-18-2007 08:40 PM

I used a jack and some 4x4's.. prolly wasnt the best.. but it popped them off quick lol!! :)

Dare2BSquare 06-18-2007 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RustyNBeatin2000 (Post 93649)
I used a jack and some 4x4's.. prolly wasnt the best.. but it popped them off quick lol!! :)

A 16# sledge will do the trick, too. But that doesn't mean we recommend it.

Tiny said:
"This is my first jeep and had someone said these magic words to me while I was looking for how to take the doors off it would have made it a while hell of a lot easier."

All you had to do was ask. :duh:

PHAZE 04-24-2008 09:00 PM

How do you get those nuts off without making a mess out of them?

Scout 04-24-2008 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHAZE (Post 222299)
How do you get those nuts off without making a mess out of them?

Put some masking tape on them.

jpoutlaw 04-25-2008 12:00 PM

It's a nut -- and a Jeep. They are suppose to be scruffed up.

Brewski 04-25-2008 01:01 PM

check out the thread under this one


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