1995 Cherokee Country driver's side door weld breaks, also ALB
I would like to know if there was ever a recall on driver side door hinge welds breaking? I had this happen a few years ago and had it repaired in a local body shop, guess what it happened again. I can't afford to keep having it repaired every few years, at a cost of over $140.00. Other than that problem and the ALBrake system the car is fine. I will be turning over 100,000 miles in the next few weeks.
The ALBreake system doesn't want to stop on wet, or ice or snow. All it does is give you a lot of jerking motion. Our local garage said that is the nature of the beast, you need plenty of rume to stop.
One other thing hod do you replace the rear window hose, it broke right at the body so I can't splice it.
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Re: 1995 Cherokee Country driver's side door weld breaks,...
Weld broke twice likely because job wasn't done well. Shop didn't reenforce post when making repair. I also recommend painting over weld to cover any newly exposed metal after repaired. Don't know of any recalls...you can check nat highway traffic safety board. Sounds like your brakes would work better with abs disconnected (we all drove with no abs for how many years??) I'd do this 'till I found a good cure. On the hose thing... Pull the hose back into the cavity on both door and body. Splice with a longer piece than you need and leave the spliced ends inside the cavities, not in the "flex" area between the door & body. Good luck!
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The hinges are held together with two top, and two bottom, 10
millimeter bolts. (At the pivot point) However, one half of the hinge
is welded to the pillar, the other half to the door. That being
said...The bolts can be removed to take the door off. BUT, in order to
go any further: the hinges will have to be cut and welded. So I guess
the answer your looking for is. Take the door off, unplug the wires,
cut and weld the half necessary to repair the deficiency
A body shop will certanily fix your problem. If you're a backyard mechanic though... get a pry bar in the jamb on the bottom half and pry the door out... if the hinge is snapped... get a welder and weld the hinge back on... there should be an imprint from where the hinge was originally. Bottom line... something is bent.... a crow bar is a good tool, especially on a vehicle that's 15 years old unless it's in show quality... just bite the bullet or weld it properly.
Look at the hinges. If they are bolted and the only problem is they are loose. Try to tighten tem. A tig weld in place will burn odff any paint and if welded poorly you will have alignment problems. The welder will be welding heavy metal to sheet metal The bolts that hold the door on pass through a heavy steel threaded plat behind the sheet metal. Good Luck, Ned
Guess they should have re-enforced those...too many are coming off. Not an easy fix but you need to remove the door and have the inside of the pillar re-enforced and welded in place with a heavier gauge insert. I've only seen one person do this in a way that impressed me. He cut a slot in the pillar and slid the insert inside, supported it with a screw placed into a pre -drilled hole (used as a handle), then welded it into the opening. the weld was then ground flat and the hinge was tack welded on top, while still on the door, then door was removed again and weld was completed. A lighter gauge piece was welded over the opening (slot) and then the pillar was re-painted. (looks like factory, wasn't cheap but was very strong.)
from the late 80's to the 90's jeep cherokees have a known problem with there front door hinges. the first time i seen this on a jeep i thought it was a fluke but now owning a 93 cherokee i am goin through the same problem... most of the time its not the door pins (i am not saying this is not what is wrong with yours, but for the most part it is not the pins). on the inside of the sheet metal, where the door hinges are welded onto, tend to rust/wear out and cause up and down play in the top door hinge. the only way to fix it is to take the door off and reweld a new brace or support underneath the sheet metal, and the weld the door back into place... my jeep is goin threw this process right now... but if you dont fix the door soon it will acually rip the top door hinge out of place, allowing the door to almost touch the ground when opened.
You will have to Mcgyver it....You can cut the pin out but usually anything u put in there wil not last long. Also usually the pin goes and the hinge holes get oblonged making it impossibble too repair. I used to cut the hinge out Cause its welded to the frame on most and weld on a new one....