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Put a jack under the door with a piece of 2x4, as close to the middle as you can. Jack up the door, watching the hinge pin until pin is in the center of the movement range. Put a long metal rod or socket extension on the bottom of the pin and tap out with a hammer. Use same rod to remove bronze - alloy bushing. Tap new bushing in and use a 16 penny nail to check alignment of holes in hinge to bushing, raise or lower jack to center. Tap in new hinge pin. Release jack and check door for alignment on latchpin - If low, jack up door to relieve pressure, loosen upper / lower hinge bolts, raise door with jack approximately 1/8 inch, retighten bolts, remove jack and test Repeat procedure until pin strikes the center of the latch..

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GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information Doors - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

R/V Series
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
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Fig. 1: Door hinge-R/V Series
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Fig. 2: Door hinge components-C/K Series

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Fig. 3: Removing the hinge spring


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