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My door hinges are worn out on the driver's side. Checked with the dealer and they want $200 to change out the pins or $400 to put in new hinges on that one door. So ... I need to get out my own tools get working.

Anyone have suggestions whether I should just buy new pins and bushings and replace them? I this a hard job to tackle? Or is the complete hinge changeout a big deal?

And any suggestions where to buy these parts besides the stealership?
 

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What year truck? One hinge on my 95 is worn out. I bought a replacement pin from the local chain parts store. Go the the "Help" section. It's in there & cost less than $20. I haven't done it yet, but it's a two person job from what Ive read. One person pretty much only has to hold the door while the pin is out. Once the old pin is removed, it's just a matter of tapping in the new one.

Sorry I don't have any specifics on how to do the job. Hopefully I'll get around to this one soon.
 

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Thanks BigGreen.

Mine is a '97, so it should be just like yours. I didn't think I would find this type of part at the local store. I'll check them out and see what I find.
 

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I have the same problem on both front doors. I went to a body shop and they told me that the hinges in my '94 do not have repaceable hinges, I have to replace the entire hinge. Maybe it depends on the year model.
 

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I think from about 1980something to 1997 (basicly all OBS trucks) are the same. Sounds like the body shop needs to stick to punching out dents and painting them.
 

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my buddy just helped me change the pins on my driver side door they are in the help section i got them at autozone i think they were like 11 dollars and it takes to people it took us around a half hour just need a drill and drill bit a hammer and a punch and a good screwdriver
 

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i just need to know how to adjust the door now thats next on the list
 

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Adjust the door? I thought it would line back up with the new hinge pin. It doesn't?
 

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nope or at least mine sure didnt
 

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Than I wonder what the point is in replacing the hinge pins. :shrug:
 

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^^^ I aggree, if it does not re-align the door, whats the point? Over time your door sags from the pin wearing out. I dunno......
 

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You loosen the bolts on whichever side of the hinge it is appropriate to do so in order to shift the door around however you need, then tighten them back up.
TIPS!!!--- 1. Mark around the hinge with a maker as a reference point for the movement. 2. Use a floorjack with a board on top of it to support the door and be able to easily maneuver.

Any other help needed on it... Go ahead and post another reply, I suscribe to all the threads I post in, or you can PM me.
 
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