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Unread 05-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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stuck door (as in won't even open)

Really weird.. I was just in the passenger side (front) to remove some tools I had on the floor while doing some electrical work. Close the door. And now it won't open! It almost seems like the hinges have siezed up - the door opens about 1-2" and thats it - try to pull and I'd be worried about bending something somewhere.

This is a 2012 JK!

Any ideas?!?

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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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one thing about Jeepforum. In time you will hear it all.

Just an off chance. Is there something stuck at/in the door strap?

Sticky goo on the door seals from say a airent icecream cone or other kid stuff?

The hinges are nothing but a pin. you could remover the bolts? see if that losens it up.

first post I have seen of this nature. best of Luck
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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Remove torx nut from bottom of hinge pin, Spray penetrating oil on the hinges and let sit to soak in. Reapply the next day if needed. Once you are able to get the door open, remove door clean pins, grease and reinstall.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Remove torx nut from bottom of hinge pin, Spray penetrating oil on the hinges and let sit to soak in. Reapply the next day if needed. Once you are able to get the door open, remove door clean pins, grease and reinstall.
seems odd its a 012, he just opened the door and went to reopen it. now its rusted closed? must be something simple.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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I agree, but there is only so much that can go wrong with a simple pin hinge.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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Simple and so incredibly stupid..... the extra length of the grab handle strap came loose from how I have it 'tucked' and got stuck in the window when I put it up.

I immediately reversed all my grab handles so if(when) the extra length comes loose again, it'll fall 'inside' the Jeep and not out the window!
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Unread 05-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #7
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Don't feel bad, the same thing happened to me
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Unread 05-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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Simple and so incredibly stupid..... the extra length of the grab handle strap came loose from how I have it 'tucked' and got stuck in the window when I put it up.

I immediately reversed all my grab handles so if(when) the extra length comes loose again, it'll fall 'inside' the Jeep and not out the window!
Knew it was something simple.

Trust me the older you get the more things go FUBAR.
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