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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Trouble removing doors from Jeep

Ok, this will sound dumb I know but I am having all kinds of trouble getting my full doors off my 2000 TJ. Yes, I took the nuts off,but still the doors wont budge. From the looks of the paint on the nuts, I will guess it is the first time anyone has attempted to take the doors off this jeep. Any suggestions?

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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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soak the hinges down with some kroil if you got it. of some good penetrating oil. take the strap off and rotate the door for a while, then try to pull them off.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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Give the search button up top a shot next time.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ho...off-tj-200024/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/20...-help-1067978/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/c...or-off-154820/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/c...f-help-278989/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/t...horse-1027724/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/t...ptions-538020/

That was the first page of results for "can't get the doors off".
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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Hit the hinge pin from the bottom up with a hammer.

Put something around the hinge to protect the body when doing this so you do not smack the side of the Jeep and take paint off.

Once you hit the hinge pins a few times they usually break loose.

Also work the door back and forth while you are lifting up.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:51 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with mine. I used some PB Blaster and lifted on the door while swinging it back and forth. It took some doing but it will go. Just make sure once you get them off you grease the pins before you put the doors back on.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 07:10 PM   #6
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I had trouble getting mine off so i was pulling up and moving back and forth and all of a sudden the door came loose and scratched the paint .
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Unread 07-12-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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lumpster soak the hinges down with some kroil if you got it. of some good penetrating oil. take the strap off and rotate the door for a while, then try to pull them off.
I used this method with some WD-40 worked great for me then added some grease never had the same problem since.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 09:25 PM   #8
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I have a 2000 with full doors. My doors came straight off too. They were taken never off before I got it. Got lucky I guess. I hold the doors with both hands closest to the inside bottom. Then wiggle the doors back and forth. I only had to do it this way once, only took me 5 min total this way. Now they come off with a gentle pull. Good luck.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 04:49 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone i will try using some PB Blaster or WD40 first then maybe the hammer.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 09:25 AM   #10
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Just took them off my 04 yesterday. Prev owner never removed them. I hit the hinges with PB blaster, let them sit for about 4 hours. Still would not come off. So I opened the door about half way, and as a lever, wedged a 4' 2x4 under the forward section of the door and the sill on the tub. I then applied some gradual upward pressure on the 2x4. The door then slid off. Just make sure someone is helping you out in case the thing pops off too fast. This procedure didn't mark the paint and it didn't cause any other damage. I think it's key to just place the board toward the front of the door and use gradual pressure. Definitely let that PB blaster penetrate for a while first.
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