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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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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

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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

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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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.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: pin for driver side door bottom hinge pin seems to

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

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SOURCE: I need to replace the door hinge pin and bushing

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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