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Unread 11-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Wrangler Door Hinges rusted

Hey, okay so I bought my Jeep used and the dude I got it from didn't take the doors off much(apparently) so the pins are all rusted and won't come out. I've tried WD-40'ing it and that won't work... Any advice?

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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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Bp Plaster!!!!!!!!!!!
All hail the Plaster gods. This stuff is what you need.Tape off where you don't want hit and go to town.Everbody sells it.I got a two for deal from Autozone.So I always keep two cans in the man cave.Let it sit for 5 or 10 mins should do the trick.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Sweet! Thanks
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Unread 11-04-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
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Might get confused about that, I think he means PB Blaster.

My Jeep was like yours, I sprayed with PB and when that didn't work I took a punch and hammer to the bottom side of the door pin. If that doesn't work you need a bigger hammer. If your worried about taking the paint off fold up a paper towel a bunch of times and put it in between your brass and tub, and go slow if your really worried about it. Once you get them off take some emory cloth to the door pin and the hinge side to clean out the rust, and reaply some PB to stop it from rusting again.

Once you get them off the first time it will lots easier the next hundred times.
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Unread 12-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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After spraying the heck out of the pins I had to put a jack under my door to push up on it.
Worked great , a little upward force and wiggle the door back and forth they came right off.
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Unread 12-01-2011, 01:15 PM   #6
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I ended up using the Jack method too! It does work when nothing else will.
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Unread 12-01-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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After spraying the heck out of the pins I had to put a jack under my door to push up on it.
Worked great , a little upward force and wiggle the door back and forth they came right off.
And did the jack bend the door frame at all?
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Unread 12-01-2011, 05:11 PM   #8
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And did the jack bend the door frame at all?
You only really need to apply enough force to maintain some upward pressure on the door, while you persuade the hinge pins out. So if this is done with some common sense, there shouldn't be a problem. I'd stick a block of wood in between the jack and door.

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Once you get them off take some emory cloth to the door pin and the hinge side to clean out the rust, and reaply some PB to stop it from rusting again.
I use a little anti-seize. I don't believe that PB would stay on the hinge pin long enough to help with removal.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 07:48 PM   #9
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Best thing and simplest that I have always done is just put a 2X4 in between the door ad the frame while the door is slightly open and lift from the back, laws of physics. It's insanely easy to get any stuck door as well as won't cause any damage, the 2X4 with break or get damaged before your jeep!
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Unread 03-03-2015, 03:01 PM   #10
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love the post
had the same problem with mine


had tried the floor jack trick ASAP to no avail (12 months ago)
hit with all kinds of lube including PB Blaster... still nothing


Then today I tried it again
but this time, once the floor jack started to actually lift the whole vehicle by the door hinges I stopped and waited
with in a few minutes I could start seeing the space between the hinges grow
I then started hitting the pins with Liquid Wrench and with a few more minutes POP
the door came free


Lessoned learned though... either hold on to your door the entire time or use something to "hang it" so that when the door finally pops off the hinges it doesn't land on the floor and crease the edges :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(




while I had the doors off I hit the hinge pins with sanding paper and antisiezed the crap out of them! :-)
door-free.jpg

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Unread 03-03-2015, 05:24 PM   #11
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After trying jacks, hammers, lubricants and penetrants, I used an air hammer and taped all surrounding areas to avoid scratching
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