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Old 03-17-2010, 08:51 PM
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rear hinges are stiff

I posted this problem a couple weeks ago. My back door will barely open with out puttin alot of force to get it open. I used PB blaster as reccomended, didn't help. Any other ideas? Anyone have some extra ones laying around they might want to get rid of?

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What size tire is hanging on it

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31, My 99 wrangler had a 33 on it and it didnt cause nearly as much grief.
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Maybe one of the hinges is cocked, I would loosen one & see if it moves & the tailgate moves more easily. Be DARNED careful if you do this, those torx-head bolt heads are soft & you have to make sure to keep a lot of straight pressure with a fresh sharp torx bit square into the bolts to loosen them. I recommend a longer breaker bar (not a ratchet wrench) to generate the required torque more easily so you can keep the torx bit firmly into the bolt & square while you unscrew it. If you aren't careful & don't use a fresh sharp torx bit with a lot of pressure to hold it square into the bolt, I guarantee the bolt head will strip & you'll be screwed.
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sounds promising, Thanks Jerry, I took my old hinges off my 99 and por15 under them. I found that hammering the torx bit in their nice and tight before trying to remove works wonders
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