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Unread 03-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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2008 driver side door hinge issue

I have never seen anything like this before on any other vehicle but there seems to be an issue with the lower driver side door hinge. The small metal piece with the spring behind it which holds the door open half way and all the way somehow has now exceeded its opening limit. If I open the door all the way the bar exceeds its limit and will not let me close the door till I push the bar back into place behind the round piece. Here is a picture of the part.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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I don't know what to tell you.. Not sure if the hinges are sold separately.

What I can add to this is my '12 jet makes a 'clunk' sound once a while when opening the driver or passenger front doors. I don't know if it could be the cold or what.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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I have a not so similar issue on my passenger door. Mine does not exceed the limit but the cylinder it doesn't turn anymore, so I have a metal to metal noise. I am wondering if I need to fix it before it gets a bigger problem like yours.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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I don't know what to tell you.. Not sure if the hinges are sold separately.

What I can add to this is my '12 jet makes a 'clunk' sound once a while when opening the driver or passenger front doors. I don't know if it could be the cold or what.
Mine do the same often. Almost feels like it is out of alignment when moving the door.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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Mine do the same often. Almost feels like it is out of alignment when moving the door.
Have you noticed if its more common in the colder months? I've only owned my lib since January.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Have you noticed if its more common in the colder months? I've only owned my lib since January.
I have only started noticing it this past couple months so I can't really compare it at this time. But obviously been doing it in the cold.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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I have a not so similar issue on my passenger door. Mine does not exceed the limit but the cylinder it doesn't turn anymore, so I have a metal to metal noise. I am wondering if I need to fix it before it gets a bigger problem like yours.
I believe that was how mine started out. I tried lubricating it with WD-40 but that only lasted so long, the white lithium greese keeps its quite but the damage is already done.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
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I believe that was how mine started out. I tried lubricating it with WD-40 but that only lasted so long, the white lithium greese keeps its quite but the damage is already done.
Great something to look forward to.....just as soon as warranty expires I bet.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #9
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I believe that was how mine started out.
That is a really good thing to know. With summer comming by I'll made sure to remove all doors and check if these bastards are moving enough and see what I can do if not.

I tried to make it move last summer with my father in-law without removing the door with no luck. an hour and a half just hitting the damn thing. lot's of Jig-A-Loo but nothing out of it.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #10
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I don't know what to tell you.. Not sure if the hinges are sold separately.

What I can add to this is my '12 jet makes a 'clunk' sound once a while when opening the driver or passenger front doors. I don't know if it could be the cold or what.
Yup, my 2012 does the same thing. I have had it a little over a month now, and just started noticing the "clunk" when opening or closing the doors.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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My 08 started getting the clunk sounds this winter too. Wd40 helps for a short time.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 10:36 AM   #12
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Can anyone recommend a good grease to use on the hinges? Wd-40 will dry up quick
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Unread 03-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #13
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Door hinge "clunk"

First of all, both door hinges need a good squirt of oil every six months. When you first hear the clunk, it is saying "oil me!".

I have 10w30 motor oil in a goose-neck oil can that I use. Oil the roller and then oil both pivot parts of the hinge pivot pin in such a way that the oil flows down onto the pivot pin. Stuff a rag in there under the two hinges if you are a clean freak to catch the excess flow.

This roller looks worn out. Yes, in my opinion, it needs to be replaced ASAP.

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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #14
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My wife's 08 driver's side is the same. I'm trying to find out if there are replacement parts. There was a video on how to replace just the pins but it was on a chevy truck. Similiar process as in you need to compress the spring and knock out the pin to get to the bushing. He held the door in place with a homemade wooden brace and jacked up after removing the hinge bolts.
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