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sagging doors...best way to fix

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yeild2me, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    any body have some input??? obviously my left door sags more than the right. i hate the way they drag when i open and close them.

    thanks rob

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  2. Pugsley

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    If they aren't rusted out, new pins & bushings would probably do the trick alone. If not, they're easy to adjust.

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  3. yeild2me

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    how do i adjust them....i would look in my haynes manual....but. none of the good stuff is ever in there.



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  4. Pugsley

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    Typically GM's sag the most on the bottom hinge - Loosen the bolts on the hinges where they mount to the body and pull up the rear corner of the door. It's trial and error from there - usually you can expect 4 tries before you get it right.

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  5. newyorkin

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    Ya, I think you'd need new pins and bushings, or if they're worn enough, new hinges. I got them once from the dealer for $8, upper and lower driver's side. The whole hinge (upper I believe), on the other hand, was $200 from the same dealer. Pins and bushings were fine, just a bit of a pain to install.

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    SLAM THEM REALLY HARD!!!!!!

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    had the same problem. replaced the hinges with brand new GM, only to find out the door metal was torn just outside the area where the upper hinge bolts. dont have to worry about that now. :)
    still have the hinges, if you are interested...
    MTPockets

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  8. Grim-Reaper

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    They sell hinge pin kits at Auto Zone and Pepgirls in the Help section. Pretty cheap.

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    Take them off and make soft doors.
     
  10. TX Mudder

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    Best fix is new bushings from the HELP section at the parts store. Bring a friend to hold the door while you install the bushings an then adjust the door. You CAN do it by yourself, but your neighbors will laugh at you and you may show up on America's Funniest Home Movies.

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    Can you replace them with the doors still one, with someone holding the door up, or do they have to come off?

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    I need some hinges what do you want for them and wich ones are they??
     
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    You can do it without removing the doors - Just do one at a time - If you don't have a small hammer that fits in between the door and the jamb, get one - If you don't have one, it's almost guaranteed that the pins won't want to seat in the new bushings.

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