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?
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.
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.
Not much motion in the ocean, but I'm the captain.
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.