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Get a floor jack and a block of wood, open the door fully and support the door (if you have a helper it makes it a lot easier to have someone hold the door as well, tap the pins out with a punch of some kind and a hammer, i would also change the bushings for the pins, tap the old bushings out then tap the new ones in, be carefull and note which direction the bushings and the pins are facing, its not hard at all just takes some finesse and time, hope this helps!

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