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Trying to put a new door on from a 97 gmc how do i get the pins out holding the door on by myself

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Use a jack and piece of wood to support the door. Then just balance it with string or rope to hold it. Use a punch and hammer and knock em out.

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SOURCE: 2001 Blazer door hinge pins and bushing replacement

you need a special spring compressing tool to remove and reinstall the hinge spring and then its a matter of removing the door installing the new bushing and rehang the door with new pins ive tried doing this while leaving the door on the car trust me its just harder that way good luck and please rate -jeff

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SOURCE: 1995 cheve suburban back bark door replacement

try a hammer drift punch if there not to stuck  driver from bottom up

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SOURCE: 2002 chevy silverado 1500 door hinge pins

You will have to remove the old ones (a round punch of about 1/4" works well, then remove and replace parts (two punch up, two punch down). BE SURE you have the door supported with a block of wood under the door while doing this. It would help for two people to do it also, but not 100% necessary. Good Luck ALSO REMOVE THE LATCH THAT KEEPS THE DOOR FROM SWINGING ALL THE WAY OPEN, THAT WILL GIVE YOU BETTER ACCESS.

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SOURCE: The door pins are worn

The bushing goes on top of the hinge. and you need to make sure that it is seated all the way.make

sure its the right size bushing or it will turn and come out. also when you install the pins make sure

they have the retaining clips at the end to keep them from shifting back and forth. good luck!

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check the door lines make sure it hits the pin in the right spot if not grab the pin and loosen it with a pair of vise grips and ajust up down or in and out if required

if it is the hinges loosen the botom and top and slide th hinges eithor way remember to ajust 1 hinge at a time onlt loosen 1 hinge at a time if door needs to go up loosen the botom hinge slightly and pull up on back of door when it's almost closed then open door and tighten botom hinge
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