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Door hinge bushings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kyser_soze, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze 1/2 ton status

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    I am replacing my door hinge pins, and was able to remove them and the spring very easily. I have a spring tool so the spring replacement will go as planned, but I am having problems with installing the bushings. The bushings seem like they are too large in diameter and will no even start. Is this normal? Any suggestions?
     
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    You did get the old bushings out right?


    Rene
     
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    I tapped one out with a screwdriver and there are no hanging scraps and the hole is clean. I was going to tap them on with a small mallet. Do they have to be pressed on with a c-clamp?
     
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    are you using MotorMite kit #38400 (includes 1 pin and 2 sets of different bushings) or #37375?

    you want to use the bushings that arent fluted, splined whatever.

    i had to tap mine in.
     
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    GM replacement parts.
     
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    lucky you, Chevy was open when i did em.

    it took 4 parts stores just to find 2 kits.
     
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    I drilled out the hinge and with some hammering got the bushings in. Not sure if thats what your supposed to do or what but it works.
     
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    The way we do it at work is take a bolt that will fit in the bushing and longer than the bushing, slide a washer over the bolt bigger than the bushing slide the bushing over the bolt then into the hinge take and put a piece of metal tubing over that, that the bushing can go into but not get stuck then a washer bigger than the tubing and a nut tighten the nut and it pulls the bushing in very easily. Taping on those bushings usually ends up with them breaking.
     

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