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DO ONE AT A TIME DRIVE THE PIN OUT AND THEN MOVE THE DOOR AROUND A PULL OUT THE BUSHINGS NOTE TWO SIZE BUSHING PUT THEM IN THE RITE HOLE DO THE SAME FOR THE OTHER ONE THE TOP ONE HAS A SPRING IN THE BACK YOU CAN GET IT OUT WITH A PRY BAR BUT IT HARD TO GET BACK IN YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RENT THE TOOL FROM AUTO ZONE

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