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Drivers side upper hinge is bad 2000 chevy blazer

Have new pin and bushing but cant get old one out the spring is in the way do i have to remove it if so how

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    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

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You need to purchase or borrow a door spring compressor. They aren't too expensive. You might be able to get one from the part store. You can however get it out with a pry bar. But you will need the compressor to get it back in.

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