CHEVY REPLACING DOOR HINGE STIFF

1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Tiny

waggzone

October, 30, 2008 AT 2:46 AM

Interior problem
1999 Chevy Suburban V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 136888 miles

On the 99 suburban I just bought the the right front door hinge is stiff and make a hard grinding noise when opened and closed. It at the hinge point were it locks in the open stage. Is there are bushing that need to to replaced. And how easy is it to do.

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Tiny

dlobi

October, 30, 2008 AT 7:06 AM

You will see a round bumpy edged piece that rides on the hinge spring just in front of the door with it open. This gets corroded and locks up, it is supposed to spin and bump over each indentation to hold the door in one of several open positions. You can try lubricating it to break it free with some penetrating oil. Squirt some on and work (open & shut) the door many times to see if it will break loose and quiet down. If it won't break free you can replace it or live with the sound.

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