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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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upper hinge question

I've been needing to change my hinges on my driver's side but I was wondering if there was a nut that needed to be remove on the inside of the dash for the upper hinge. I know there is one for the lower but I haven't pulled things apart enough to see if there is on the upper.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 10:10 PM
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There is one an inside one you have to get to on the upper.. I think the normal procedure is to at least pull away the dash to remove. I got by without doing that on mine, but it was a @#%[email protected]#$^! to do.. and the red marks on my arms directly after very well proved it.

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I just replaced the pins in mine. It isn't that hard if you have a friend to help. I would have liked to replace the whole hinges but I didn't want to tear into the dash. With the pin replacement there is no need to unbolt that side of the hinge.
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Just bust out the grinder to remove the pin. If the hinge is bad, it is probably on the door side of the hinge, remove it and replace it with a good one. Problem solved.
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why even bother with the upper hinge? 9 times out of 10 its the lower thats bad.
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I can tell it is the upper since I can see it move when I lift the door.
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Mine was the upper as well. That's 2 out of 2.
Of course, I went ahead and did both of them while I was at it.
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I replaced my lower pin about a month ago. Dremeled the top of the pin off and hammered it out. Took about 3 hours to do. (I have a broken wrist and a friends grandfather helping me.)
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^few posts up, or if the lower hinge gets bad enough it wrecks the upper hinge... my car did that/was that bad.

if you just take your car to a body shop they can usually do the pins for 50-60 each making them like new
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well why are you letting it go until it wrecks the upper hinge. lol
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^maybe it was that bad when i got it?? being that my car had more miles on it when i got it compaired to what yours has now.. hahaha

not trying to be an ***, but they were both crap when i got the car.

then the passenger side wasnt that bad so just the lower pin was replaced by a body shop
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hey my cars getting up there now. its just clicked over 65k this week.
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