Question about 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
Have an assistant to aid you, or pad the ears of jackstands with rags to help aid supporting the door. You will need to take the weight off the door hinges to drive the pins and bushing out. Also, take $12 to NAPA - I forget the part number, but there is a door spring compressing hand tool that will make the job easier and SAFER. Remove the spring with the tool, covering over the spring and tool head with a rag to protect yourself in the event of the spring popping up and back at you - it *can* happen.
With the spring removed and door supported, drive ONE pin out. Do same with the brass bushings. Press the bushings in with a simple jig made of washers and a long bolt w/matching nut - do not tap them in with a hammer. Then, repeat same on other pin. When both pins and sets of bushings have been replaced, use compression tool to reload the spring into the retainer inside the door frame hinge area.
Rank amateur may be able to complete one door in half an hour by himself, easy fix!
Posted on May 10, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: driver's door hinge
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....
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
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
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
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.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
I have changed pins individually without removing the door but it depends on the vehicle. Try opening the door fully then putting a jack under the door (put a towel or pad down to prevent scratching) then raise the jack to take some weight off the hinge. Drive the pin out with a hammer and drift, install in reverse order.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
yes you have to remove the door ... the pin have a C washer lock at the bottom. electircal wires are to be unpluged from inside the door or at the driver kick panel
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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1. Place masking tape on the inside edges of the door, on both the inside and outside of the door. 2. Remove the door spring by using a door spring removal tool. Insert the tool into the door spring, turn the knob with a screwdriver to compress the spring, then pull out the tool. 3. Set a 5-gallon bucket under the door. This will help support the weight of the door. 4.Place a nail punch under the hinge pin, and strike it with a hammer. Repeat this until the hinge pin begins to come out of the hinge. 5.Place the end of a flat-head screwdriver under the top of the hinge pin, then strike the screwdriver with the hammer to force the hinge pin out of the hinge. 6. Place the bushing on top of the new door hinge pin, and tap it into place with the hammer. 7. Insert the new hinge pin into the hinge. Tap on the hinge pin with the hammer and nail punch to force the pin into the hinge. 8. Insert the hinge spring back into the door, and release the tension on the spring removal tool. 9. Spray the door hinge with a lubricating spray or apply grease.
I know there are a few directions but it is fairly easy to do. If you have access to an air hammer and a compressor you can use this in place of a manual hammer to make the process a bit easier.
Hope this helps.
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