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Door will not stay open

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazentank, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. blazentank

    blazentank 1/2 ton status

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    Today i went to close my passenger door and there was a loud pop and something dropped out. It turn out to be that goofy looking Z thing that keeps the door propped open by itself it broke in half i guess from stress and age. I saw my dad try to put one in my brothers blazer's driver side door. He worked for over five hours and he could not get that stupid thing in there is there an easy way of doing this i hate it when the door closes on you please help.

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
  2. blazentank

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    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
  3. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    The easiest fix is to just replace that hinge. They aren't that expensive.

    '85 K5 : 330 HP-350/350/205/FF14/D60/36 inch TSL's
     
  4. Dieselmh

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    Do what I did, just put your doors in the barn, then you don't have to worry about them staying open. Sorry, I can't give you any real help, but at least I bumped it to the top. Replacing the hinges sounds good to me too, since they're probably getting old and worn out too.

    Diesel

    Shouldn't it be called uncommon sense?
     
  5. blazentank

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    That is what i am going to do but how do you get it in there my dad worked on my brothers for over 5 hours and he never got it in

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
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    Don't try to replace the spring steel "S". Just remove the 6 bolts and replace the whole hinge.

    '85 K5 : 330 HP-350/350/205/FF14/D60/36 inch TSL's
     
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    The easiest way is to remove the fender so you have unobstructed access to the hinge. It should only take 20mins to remove the fender and saves the frustration your dad went through. Total time should not take more than 2 hrs and that's taking it slow.
     

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