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Old 03-20-2016, 05:55 PM
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Jeep tj doors stuck

Im trying to take off my jeep tj half doors and they won't come off. How should I go about taking them off? Please don't say "swing the door and pull up" as if I haven't tried that already.

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Spray the pins good with Aerokroil or the best similar product you can get and try again tomorrow. You can also have someone try to lift them off while you hit from underneath with a big rubber mallet. Use a block of wood to protect it and hit as close to the front (hinged) end as you can. If the hinges aren't in line with each other it's going to be a bitch and you may want to unbolt the hinges and hang them straight. But that will suck to do also because Jeep decided to use f...ing Torx bolts there.

psst..you didn't forget to take the nut off the pin, right?

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Pb blaster the hinge pins and work it in by swinging the doors then try lifting. I had to use a floor jack and some blocking to force up the door while working it back and forth. Only had to move it a little so it wouldnt fall off jack and block. Previous owner never took doors off. Go slow and watch for movement.
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Please don't say "swing the door and pull up" as if I haven't tried that already.
That's really about the best advice. PB blaster or similar and rock it as you lift. I never liked the thought of taking a mallet to my doors or using a jack, but some do. I swore my doors were never going to come off, but PB, patience and perseverance got them of by repeated applications and swinging them. Now they come of easy whenever I want them too.
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The closer you can lift to the hinge pins the better so you aren't binding/racking the hinges.

I don't like the idea of jacks or mallets either...
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I'm sad to say, mine came down to a jack, and I wasn't sure if the pins were going to give or the bottom of my door. Swapped out my bushings and cleaned the pins off once they came off. Tbh I don't think the doors were ever off
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I'm sad to say, mine came down to a jack, and I wasn't sure if the pins were going to give or the bottom of my door. Swapped out my bushings and cleaned the pins off once they came off. Tbh I don't think the doors were ever off
Good point. Definitely clean those pins up after you get them off. Use some steel wool or fine grit sand paper. New bushings don't hurt either.

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