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post #1 of 13 Old 11-19-2019, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie question (door hinges binding)

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My wife has 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The door hinges are binding really bad. Long story short, I am going to replace both the top and bottom hinge. I looked at quadratrac. Any others? Anything better?

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-19-2019, 07:22 PM
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Crown and Omix-ADA both make quite a few replacement parts for Jeeps

I got this info off another thread
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post #3 of 13 Old 11-19-2019, 09:37 PM
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Instead of replacing the hinges, I'd remove the doors then thoroughly clean and lube the hinge pins. If the hinge bushings are worn out, they can be driven out and replaced with Delrin sleeves.
https://www.quadratec.com/p/crown-au...-cj7-and-81-83
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Long story, just going to replace them. Reviews of different suppliers would be great.

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-20-2019, 06:08 AM
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Just so you know, if you don't already. Breaking hinge screws loose can be a bear and stripped screws, torx bits, etc. hinges are painted and tub underneath is not painted. Realigning can be tricky.

There are many reasons I would follow above suggestion before replaceing hinges.

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-20-2019, 08:28 AM
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I replaced mine with the Kentrol hinges from Quadratec. They work fine but the quality does not compare to the stock hinges. That being the case, I kept my stock hinges and plan to clean them up and swap back out sometime in the future.
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-20-2019, 10:17 AM
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I replaced my hinges with Kentrol Stainless. They were fine as far as it goes but as 2jhanna warns the stock hinges can suck to get off I think they are factory loctite and the body is not painted underneath the hinge. This means that paint silicon and such must be properly applied or it will start rusting under the hinges.
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-20-2019, 05:23 PM
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When you have the door off, take a wire brush to the shank and get it nice and clean, then replace the sleeves if you really need to. Or just use some brake clean and an old bore brush if you have one laying around or a big pipe cleaner would work. Put just a little anti-seize on the door side shank and you’ll be amazed how much smoother the door will be.
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I removed the bottom hinge. The hinge won't come apart. I even made a quick and dirty on my machinist vise. The pin is stuck and won't move. It actually bent the hinge plate rather than pivot. I'll buy new stainless hinges for both top and bottom and have my mechanic put them in and deal with it. The windshield hinge for folding the windshield down is also rusting up. So it kills 2 birds with one stone. Don't lecture me on methods to get them apart. Not worth the time. I only posted to find reviews on various sources of replacement parts. I don't mean to be rude.

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post #10 of 13 Old 11-21-2019, 08:31 AM
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I'll buy new stainless hinges for both top and bottom and have my mechanic put them in and deal with it. The windshield hinge for folding the windshield down is also rusting up. So it kills 2 birds with one stone.
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That's what I opted for. As previously mentioned mine are Kentrol stainless. It has been over twelve years now.

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post #11 of 13 Old 11-21-2019, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Nice, that looks good. Any issues closing the doors? Do they have bushings in the lower hinges or is it stainless on stainless?

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post #12 of 13 Old 11-21-2019, 01:17 PM
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Nice, that looks good. Any issues closing the doors? Do they have bushings in the lower hinges or is it stainless on stainless?

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My doors work fine.

It's been a while since I have had the doors off lol.

I have the hood, windshield and door hinges.

I also recently added a stainless footman loop. The stock one is made of plastic for crying out loud.

The lower hinges do have a sleeve or bushing.

http://www.kentrolinc.com/products/p...g/30407-lg.jpg

For all the details I suggest you contact them directly.

Here is a link to their TJ page.

http://www.kentrolinc.com/products/p...?idCategory=27
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post #13 of 13 Old 11-22-2019, 12:25 AM
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Just trying to save you some money. I wouldn’t have bothered if you had explained the situation in the first place. Glad you got it figured out.
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