How do you change the door hinge pins and bushings on a 2002 GMC 1500 pickup truck?"
Replace the hinge pins and bushings.
A little grease.
The door needs to be supported on a jack with a helper steadying it. With the hinge either on the truck or off, hammer the pin out of the hinge. You may need to grind the tip off to get it out. Hammer the bushings out then install the new bushings in as well as the pin. Do the same for the other hinge.
i used to work for a Chevy dealer....if you already put new hinge pins and bushings in you now have to replace hinges that have to be welded in
Have to remove the door, then remove pins and bushings
Most problems with an automobile door hinge is worn out bushings. There is a small rubber bushing behind the adjustment bolts. Replace the bushings.
It's a good idea to lube the door hinges every time you change the oil or lube your chassis. Once the hinge pins are worn to to the point that they make noise, you'll need to replace the hinge pins and bushings.
Hinges or Hinge bushings are worn.
From what I was told, from the guy at the auto store, you can't. You have to replace the entire bracket.
Usually a new set of hinge pins and bushings bring the door back to alignment. If something got bent you basically have to re-bend it. I've seen it done with blocks of wood and a floor jack.
Replace all the door hinge pins and bushings. By doing so it will realign the door back to where it belongs.
I found an excellent web page that walks you through this step by step: http://bodyshopzone.com/archives/mechanical/door/hinge/pin_replace_1.html
THERE IS A CHANCE IF THE DOME LIGHT IS STAYING ON IT IS NOT THE THE DOOR SWITCH, BUT WORN DOOR HINGE BUSHINGS,
go to any auto store and buy new pins and bushings. open door, cut off pins. knock out the pins that are left after cutting. intall new bushings, then new pins,most times this can be accomplished with out removing hinges
you take it to a shop
A guy I met who does body work told me that you impact the door pins out of the hinge. the bushings go bad on them so it causes the door to sag and not close properly. I just don't know if you have to impact hammer them from the top down or bottom up. I think its from the top down. post back if this is right or not. I need to replace the pins on my driver side door too.
Your local auto parts store can sell you an inexpensive tool to remove and replace that door detente spring. Other hinge parts such as the pin and roller for the door detente and hinge pins and bushings are also available.
Hold the end of the door with a jack, grind the head from the old pin, knock out the old pin, remove the door half of the hinge, drill out the hinge to accept the new bushings, install the new bushings, re-bolt the hinge to the door, finally, insert the new pin and install the C clip
The factory hinges are welded in place. They can be replaced. The spot welds have to be drilled out and the new hinges are bolted in with backing plates. The cab side upper half of the hinges are the most difficult to replace. They require removing the entire dash assembly. There is a good possiblity that the original hinges can be restored by replacing only the hinge pins and bushings. The hinge pins and bushings are available at your local auto parts store. A good mechanic can do this with out replacing the whole hinge assembly. If the pins are worn beyond the bushings and have worn into the hinge bushing support some welding may be required to fill in the worn area.
replace the door hinge pins and bushings. The latches never need adjusting. You can get these at autozone in the red HELP packages most of the time.
Can't tell without seeing your problem but, most problems with doors start with worn out door hinge pins and bushings. Letting the hinge pins and bushings wear out leads to damaged door latches and strikers.
Your local auto parts store will sell you a simple tool to do just that. It should sell for under $10.
I've worked for GM for over 10 years. Look at your door hinge pins and bushings first, they are probably wore out. To tell if the pins and bushings are worn out, open the door and lift up on it from the end opposite the hinges. If the door has any play at all the pins/bushings are worn. If you let them go too long the holes in the hinge wear the bushings sit can get wallered out.
Replace the worn door hinge pins and bushings and the door should line up where it belongs. The pin and bushing kits are available from your local auto parts store.