Re: doors sag,play in hinges [Re: gmussell] #1387132 - Thu Feb 10 2005 07:27 AM Edit post Edit Reply to this post Reply Reply to this post Quote Quick Reply Quick Reply
Your '93 would be an IFS truck so it goes on the other half of the GM Forums. However......I've done hinge pins and bushings on a '76 K1500, '83 K2500, '86 C2500, & recently a '94 Suburban. Do you happen to have access to a shop hoist or one of those rolling little cherry picker-like cranes? IF you do, GREAT, my dad and just pioneered an easy way to to do this task. What we did on the Suburban (which will probable be closest to your truck) was roll the window down, wrap a towel around the upper part of the door and gently lift it with the crane. Just enough that it takes the slack out of the saggin door. This is all done with the door open to it's fullest. After you take the side load off the hinges you can pop the keepers off the pins and drive the pins out with a punch. PAY ATTENTION to which direction the pins go as well as the bushings. Our hinge pins and bushings kit came with new keepers but the OEM ones were more robust, so we reused them. Now with the pins out you can roll the door (assuming it's on the crane) away from the rig.
(If you've got power windows/power door locks, post again, I'll tell you how to get some slack out of the wires.)
Okay, now you can pop the bushings out and take a iwre brush of ssomething to the hinge surfaces and clean them up if you want. Ours had a few years of WD-40 and dirt build-up on them. After that you just pretty much reverse the process. Tap the new bushings in with a hammer, top and bottom, bring the door up close and start the pins. After you've got the pins lined up, don't be afraid to whack those, you'll need to. Install the keepers, almost done.
The door spring on our Suburban is a coil spring, if your's is, I'm sorry. That thing is a PITA to get back in place. It takes a cople medium sized prybars and some coaxing. It is an incredibly stiff spring for a door, but those doors are pretty heavy.
If you don't have access to the crane I mentioned, a floor jack placed under the door with a 2x4 and towel will acheive the same thing. You will need a second person though to hold the door upright.
Did I leave anything out?
1983 GMC High Sierra K2500 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe K1500
follow up: Re: doors sag,play in hinges [Re: 83GMCK2500] #1402996 - Wed Mar 30 2005 10:41 AM Edit post Edit Reply to this post Reply Reply to this post Quote Quick Reply Quick Reply
thanks a bunch,
I put in the new pins and bushings last week. They went in with non problem. About $12 at Carquest. We had no luck with the spings, so I ordered a gm door sping compressor:
With this it only took about 10 min to to both doors.
thanks for everything george
Hey guys I worked my butt off on one of those springs and just as I was about to give up and leave it off, I came up with the brilliant idea of compressing the spring with a pair of pipe pliers in one hand and tying a couple of small guage wires around it like the spring compressers for a Suspension Coil spring. I then released the pipe plires and Viola' compressed spring. I stuck it back into place in the door held it with plires so when it unsprung it wouldn't get one of my fingers then reached in with the other hand and cut the wires with a small pair of wire cutters. Bam! Sprang back into position. just fished the wires back out of the spring and "Bob's you uncle" Eh? John
you take it to a shop
Replace the hinge pins and bushings.
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
I would recommend you replace the entire hinge and forget about repairing it. In my experience this is the best route to take.
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.
Replace all the door hinge pins and bushings. By doing so it will realign the door back to where it belongs.
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.
THERE IS A CHANCE IF THE DOME LIGHT IS STAYING ON IT IS NOT THE THE DOOR SWITCH, BUT WORN DOOR HINGE BUSHINGS,
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.
You replace the truck ...it comes with new hinge pins :((
I have a 1999 gmc 1500 sierra,need to replace door pins and bushings.door sagging.
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
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.
From what I was told, from the guy at the auto store, you can't. You have to replace the entire bracket.
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
Adjust or replace hinges Sorry, there is no adjusting these style hinges, they are welded in place, you can usually make them better by replacing the pins and bushings in the hinges but if the hinge itself is wore that bad where bushings wont fix it you're looking at having a body shop weld new hinges in...
You didn't say what year you have but, later models require removing the door panel, disconnecting the wire harness, removing the detent spring and drive out the two hinge pins. The spring will need a special tool to replace. You don't want to replace the hinges unless you have no choice. The original hinges are welded in to the door and the cab. They can be replaced but it is a expensive job. In most cases you can replace the hinge pins and bushings to restore the hinges back to normal. The pins and bushings are available at your local auto parts store.
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.
Hi What you have are worn bushings on your door pins . I just replaced mine. You can purchase the bushings at a any gm garage the spring in the door has to be removed it is a bugger! Unless you have a door spring commpression tool (i purchesed one at my local auto parts store $18). These bushings wear and crack. Support your door , remove door pins with a pin punch, replace the bushings, replace pins ,replace spring. Hope this helped!
How do you change the door hinge pins and bushings on a 2002 GMC 1500 pickup truck?"
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.
Hinges or Hinge bushings are worn.
I need passenger door hinges for my chevy aveo 2007
to replace hinge pins,u need to cut the hinge,then knock out the cut peices. u then install new bushings and pin that is available at any auto parts store. the replacement pins come with a c clip to make fture replacement easy