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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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First time removing my doors I have a question?

Ok I have never removed my JK's doors and honestly I dont think they were ever off before. Anyway I got them off with very little effort, they were stuck a bit but I got them off.
After putting them back on I noticed that the passenger door hinge on the top looked evenly centered while the bottom one was a little off. If I run my finger down the hinge where the separation is there is a little off centering. I took it off and put it back on a couple times and each time it would lay the same exact way and operate perfect. The door operates fine but I am just not sure if this is normal? I did not notice if it was like this before hand but I have never taken them off before so I am just curious.

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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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You may be seeing a worn hinge bushing.

When you decide it's time to rebush the hinges, search the forum for Delrin door hinge bushings.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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You may be seeing a worn hinge bushing.

When you decide it's time to rebush the hinges, search the forum for Delrin door hinge bushings.
Worn bushings even on a 2011? It isn't even that noticeable but being that it is my JK I see everything on it. The top hinge seems to line up perfect, then again after doing a walk around on the doors, each hinge has a little overhang on the hinges, very very slight nothing huge. They just are not all perfectly centered but operate perfectly
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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Worn bushings even on a 2011? It isn't even that noticeable but being that it is my JK I see everything on it. The top hinge seems to line up perfect, then again after doing a walk around on the doors, each hinge has a little overhang on the hinges, very very slight nothing huge. They just are not all perfectly centered but operate perfectly
It must be normal, then.
But when you need bushings, consider the Delrin bushings. They won't corrode, and last a long time.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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It must be normal, then.
But when you need bushings, consider the Delrin bushings. They won't corrode, and last a long time.
What would be an indicator for worn bushings?
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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What would be an indicator for worn bushings?
When the pins and bushings wear, there will be play in the hinges.

Unless you lube them periodically, the bushings will corrode and the door will become harder to swing, and be very hard to remove.
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When the pins and bushings wear, there will be play in the hinges.

Unless you lube them periodically, the bushings will corrode and the door will become harder to swing, and be very hard to remove.

These operate perfect and are not hard to remove now. I unscrew the bolts and it slides out nicely.
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Seems like the newer bushing dont last nearly as long. Probably why jeep sells the jk bushings for 20 bucks each!
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