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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Need help with door removal....

07 JKU I can only get the driver door off. The other 3 are stuck really good! I have lifted while rotating back and forth and it doesn't seem to be moving. I can get the entire jeep rocking but the doors won't budge. Are there any tricks to get these things to come off?

WD40? PB Blaster?

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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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use wd40 work it. I set up a rope from the roof that can pull the door up. Notthat mine were ever stuck but this would free your hands and then you could use a rubber mallet on the hinge to tap it with?

the doors are heavy and a PITA to R&R all the time. I ended up just getting soft doors and left he hard doors with hard top in a corner to collect dust.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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PB Blaster is way better at this than WD40. I'd give it a shot.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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PB Blaster is way better at this than WD40. I'd give it a shot.
it is but i was thinking it may be hard on the paint too.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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Going to try the PB and let it sit over night. If I don't have any paint left in the morning I will let you know .

When these doors come off I am going to sand the pin to smooth it out and apply grease before the doors go back on. Hopefully that will prevent this in the future.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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get a good grip on the door and wiggle it side to side as you pull up. Do this long enough and they will pop out.
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is it a plink plink kerrrrdunk? or more of a brrrrrconk doc doc miiiidge pang!!!? or is it a badonk ka donk? if it is the latter its just the normal fat *** of the JK

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Unread 05-31-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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I used a jack


it's not me on the video you can do it a bit more elegant using a better tool than the chair
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Unread 05-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #8
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Going to try the PB and let it sit over night. If I don't have any paint left in the morning I will let you know .

When these doors come off I am going to sand the pin to smooth it out and apply grease before the doors go back on. Hopefully that will prevent this in the future.
I would not sand the pin. You could make the doors wobble. Just use the technique I posted above and apply grease after you get them off and it will be easier the next time you do it.
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The doors just take 2 people and some wiggling. My hard top and doors stay off all year now; one of the few benefits of living in CA.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 01:27 AM   #10
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roll your windows down put one and on inside door handle and one hand on the outside. Then get your thighs under the bottom of the door. I yank them out easy this way.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the tips guys.

I went out this morning and with some work the passenger side doors came off. However the rear driver side door was still stuck. I decided to try the jack trick and it worked great. I jacked up the pin just a bit using an allen wrench to put pressure on it and went back to work. This did the trick.



I am going to use my dremel to clean the pins and the hinges and polish them up before greasing. Hopefully this will prevent this issue in the future.

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