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HELP door hinge removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zach78k5, May 21, 2001.

  1. zach78k5

    zach78k5 1/2 ton status

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    i know it sounds stupid but how do you remove the upper door hinge. there are two bolts that thread from the outside and a third that threads from somewhere inside. how do i take out this third bolt? i need help ASAAP. thanks
     
  2. wayne

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    There is a hole on the inside that you can get a socket through. Look for it about the same that you can see the threads from the outside. It might have a plastic cover the hole you will need to remove.

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  3. HarryH3

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    You have to reach up under the dash to get to the inner bolt. It really helps to be double-jointed! [​IMG]

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  4. TX Mudder

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    Ok, you need to take out the vent that is down and to the left of the steering wheel. There should be two bolts holding it to the metal of the dash. Just push it all the way in (and out of the way) rather than trying to turn it and pull tit out.
    With it out of the way, stick your hand in the vent hole and feel to the left - there will be a rubber plug on the left. Take it out and you can fit a socket through the hole and (with a long extention) onto the head of the bolt. It sounds loike a PITA, but it can be done in just a few minutes.
    Be careful not to drop the bolt once you have it out - it will rattle forever inside the fender!
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