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Old November 10th, 2017, 11:04
fallacist fallacist is offline
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For those that replaced their door pins

I'm replacing pins on the driver's side in my 01. I wanted to confirm that my work is not done, and this pin needs to be pressed in all the way:



And how the hell do I do it? I've tried hammer and punch and it doesn't budge, and I don't want to whack it too hard to mess up the hinge. I put a 6" c -clamp in there, but it was awkward and inefficient. I'm going to try a 4" clamp today to see if I can get it in there better, but this pin feels like it doesn't want to budge! Any advice?
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Old November 10th, 2017, 11:26
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Re: For those that replaced their door pins

All the pins on my 2k(4 dr) are flush! Possibly using a air hammer?
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Old November 10th, 2017, 13:48
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Re: For those that replaced their door pins

Replaced mine almost 2 years ago, they still look like that... Haven't had any issues at all though.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 14:05
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Re: For those that replaced their door pins

I was under the impression that pressing them all the way in "seats" the pin in the hinge and tightens everything up?
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Old November 10th, 2017, 14:12
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For those that replaced their door pins

Mine sit the same way. I believe you have to grind the splines a bit for them to press in. About to do it to mine actually

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Old November 11th, 2017, 10:33
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Re: For those that replaced their door pins

Never did this no an XJ but have done it on several other vehicles. I've found the splines on the replacement pins are slightly oversized to compensate for the hinge holes being worn. When really oversized I'll tighten the pin in my drillpress (I call it my vertical lathe) and cut the spines down to a tight press fit with a file. Takes time and some trial and error to get to fit tight but fully seat.
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