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Old November 10th, 2017, 11:04
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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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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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Old November 24th, 2017, 11:31
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Filed the lower pin's spines down a bit before putting it in, and that seemed to help a bit. Still didn't want to go in all the way, but completely fixed my door gap and sag. Two body shops here wanted $500+ to repair (buy new hinges, cut old ones off, weld new ones on, etc). Two $8 pins and an hour of work and the job is done.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 13:05
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For those that replaced their door pins

what pins are those? I had a buddy working at kimballs Midwest and we tried to find a replacement bolt but didn't have much luck. this was for a 88 mj tho

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. . . completely fixed my door gap and sag.
Eureka! My doors are sagging a bit. Now I have an idea why and how to fix it.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 21:54
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what pins are those? I had a buddy working at kimballs Midwest and we tried to find a replacement bolt but didn't have much luck. this was for a 88 mj tho

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The single pins were the Dorman pins from Amazon for $7 or 8. They sell four packs too.

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Eureka! My doors are sagging a bit. Now I have an idea why and how to fix it.
I had to go through my annual carwash and have water cascading in between the body and door before I realized how bad it was. Got home and lifted it up and down and had a ton of play. Check arm bracket was busted to so replaced that while I was as it. Yup, replaced both pins and door is tight now.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 22:40
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Re: For those that replaced their door pins

I to have a 'waterfall' of sorts, but not from the door....mine is from the window weatherstripping....and @ close to $150 per door to fix, I'll deal with it for now.

Maybe when I get some 98 or newer doors, it'll have better weatherstripping.
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Old November 25th, 2017, 07:20
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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?
There's a tool for that. http://www.eastwood.com/door-hinge-pin-puller.html?mrkgcl=764&mrkgadid=%7B_mrkgadid%7D&rk g_id=h-0f4a2273fd000616f6bcf12523741f54_t-1511619432&product_id=%7Bproduct_id%7D&adpos=%7Bad position%7D&creative=%7Bcreative%7D&device=%7Bdevi ce%7D&matchtype=%7Bmatchtype%7D&network=%7Bnetwork %7D&SRCCODE=PLA00020&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9YbkgvXZ1wI VUGx-Ch0nMwTuEAQYAyABEgLhW_D_BwE
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Old November 27th, 2017, 14:59
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I to have a 'waterfall' of sorts, but not from the door....mine is from the window weatherstripping....and @ close to $150 per door to fix, I'll deal with it for now.

Maybe when I get some 98 or newer doors, it'll have better weatherstripping.
Try this
http://teamcherokee.com/door-to-body...che-1984-1996/

Or this
http://teamcherokee.com/weatherstrip-7/
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Old November 27th, 2017, 15:09
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Re: For those that replaced their door pins

Like I said.....

http://teamcherokee.com/super-weathe...eer-1984-1996/


300 bucks for the window seals and another 100 bucks for the door to body seals......so 100 per door not including shipping (their prices are slightly lower than when I last checked, and team cherokee was where I found the lowest prices)

Still pretty expensive


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Old November 27th, 2017, 16:02
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Like I said.....

http://teamcherokee.com/super-weathe...eer-1984-1996/


300 bucks for the window seals and another 100 bucks for the door to body seals......so 100 per door not including shipping (their prices are slightly lower than when I last checked, and team cherokee was where I found the lowest prices)

Still pretty expensive


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that kit is for all the all 4 door seals and the window wipes.
"This Weatherstrip Set Comes With All 10-Pieces Of Inner & Outer Wipes Plus A Tailgate Opening Seal & Reproduction Door Opening Seals For All 4 Doors For a Total of 15 Pieces."
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