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Unread 07-05-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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jk door problems?

so we were taking my doors and roof off yesterday for the 4th but my back passenger door legitimately wouldnt come off, we sprayed wd40 in it had 4 guys pulling and everything. Im pretty sure its rust it seems like these doors had never been taken off before i owned it. Does anyone have any good tips or tricks for it cause im stumped and i dont wana have to drill in when i finally buy trail doors

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Unread 07-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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I replaced the door hinge bushings on my JKU a couple of months ago. Same thing, fronts came off easily since I put bearing grease on the pins when I had the doors off.
Rears never had off but I got mine out by moving them back and forth while pulling upward. Could try using a floor jack below the door with 2x4 in between so you wont damage the door. Just don't over do it.
Maybe others will have other ideas.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
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First summer I owned it, mine sure seemed like they had never come off- both back doors were stuck. we sprayed never-seize in it, rocked it back and forth a little then used the jack. we went very slowly though, and eased it off. Just make sure you have a second person to hold the door while you work the jack!! oh, and use the rest of the never-seize to lube up all the holes before you put them back on.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 02:31 PM   #4
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I had trouble taking my rear doors off for the first time as well. Haven't had them off a second time yet to see if its any better. Not sure why the fronts are so much easier than the rear.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #5
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Tips to get the doors off have been covered in this thread, so I'll suggest what to do once the doors are removed:
Get Delrin bushings to replace the original bushings. If you do this, you will have no problems with binding hinges in the future.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #6
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I had luck loosening the bolts of the hinge at the a-pillar to relieve some misalignment.

I re-positioned the hinge, tightened the bolts and it worked like a charm.
The season after that I swapped in Delrin bushings which are still smooth as butter four years later.

If you think you have a mis-aligned door:
pick a hinge, use a sharpie to mark it's original position on the body pillar (not the exterior of the door!)
Slightly loosen the bolts, just enough to allow some play. Try removing the door.
If no luck, re-position the hinge back to original position and try the other one.
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Just keep soaking the hinges in a real penetrating oil like kroil, or something. Wd40 isn't a lube. With patience, the door will come off, but it may take several tries, and several cycles of opening and closing the door. But i will say delrin bushings will keep it from happening again.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 07:54 AM   #8
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Tips to get the doors off have been covered in this thread, so I'll suggest what to do once the doors are removed:
Get Delrin bushings to replace the original bushings. If you do this, you will have no problems with binding hinges in the future.
At the very least, clean out the WD40. It attracts dirt, dust, and when it dries out it makes things MUCH WORSE. Next time use something that's actually designed to be used a lubricant and/or penetrating oil.
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I used a higlift jack and a flat piece of wood under the door. It was enough pressure to lift it out the 1st time.

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