Door hinges

Tiny
C283427P
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET BLAZER
  • 4.3L
  • 5 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
The holes for the door hinge pins are out of round. How do I fix them. Thank you very much.
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Monday, February 27th, 2017 AT 9:33 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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If you mean the bushings, you can get a kit with new pins and bushings. And make your life easier and rent/borrow the proper spring tool, it saves you from learning new vocabulary.

If you mean the actual steel ears are worn there are two options. Both are a PIA. One involves cutting the factory hinge off by grinding the welds and either bolting or welding a new one on.
The other method (I use it a lot on hinges) is to disconnect the wiring to the door at the connector in the door harness tucked in the A pillar at the end of the accordion boot. Set the door on a stand so the hinges are level. Then use a welder to repair the worn area, then drill or grind the hole back to the correct size. Install new bushings and grease them with a high pressure lubricant.

Lot's of videos out there on the process.
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Monday, February 27th, 2017 AT 10:32 AM

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