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2001 Blazer door hinge pins and bushing replacement

What is the easiest way to replace the door hinge pins and bushings?

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    how do you cahnge the bushings in the drivers door in a 1997 blazer

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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

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