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Drivers side door sounds like creaky old wooden porch.  I've changed a couple over the years on different cars.  2nd gens have big door.  I see "doorman" brand has them.  Not overly impressed with "doorman" quality, but don't know of better quality brand.  

 

Anything I should be aware of?

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4 hours ago, Dieselfuture said:

And that's all I've ever used is Dorman I believe, are you just doing new pin and bushings

 

Yes and will be all by myself, no help.   Mentally working project through my head, I think I 'll be OK but not 100 percent sure.

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I changed pin and bushings once on my first gen. I opened the door over a two foot ladder and used blocks to support the door in neutral position to help me. The problem was that the new bushings didn't fit snug anymore since the hinge had worn a little too far and bushings were loose. I ended up buying a new hinge. It was almost 200 bucks from LMC but made the door line up and close like a new truck. It was many years since the door had closed and worked so well.

 

I would go for a whole new hinge from my experience, if the hinge holes are the least bit worn.

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2 hours ago, 015point9 said:

Yes and will be all by myself, no help

Place a floor jack under the door with a block of pine wood between them.  The jack will support the door and the soft pine wood will not mar the bottom of the door.   I've done this many times on cars with success.

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OP here.  I could see if I screwed up I 'd be in trouble. Rain and snow... Think I'll wait till I  get truck south and the mechanic going to add little more power for towing in hills,  might also do door hinge?

 

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5 hours ago, IBMobile said:

Place a floor jack under the door with a block of pine wood between them.  The jack will support the door and the soft pine wood will not mar the bottom of the door.   I've done this many times on cars with success.

Have used a motorcycle/quad jack also .....

Used some bushings for a GMC .... they were a little larger and fit the worn holes better.

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Again proper maintenance does wonders my hinges are still tight and no alignment issues. The only thing my driver side door got hyper extended on time when the wind snatched the door out of my hand and whipped it open. I've had to do some creative readjustments to get that door lined up again.

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Are you using motor oil on your hinges? A friend sprayed WD 40 on mine but didn't last long. Started to squeak right after about a month. Grease is good but doesn't get between parts so fast.

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OP here...I use white lithium spray oil and other stuff when it starts squeaking. Silicone spray with ptfe's worked best.  To me when the pin rides into last slot it hangs up there.  I didn't think about it when posting but maybe I could just get the bushing.  On my 87 ford  I just replaced a big eyelet and a grommet looking thing.  I might not need entire hinge.   

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6 hours ago, JAG1 said:

Are you using motor oil on your hinges? A friend sprayed WD 40 on mine but didn't last long. Started to squeak right after about a month. Grease is good but doesn't get between parts so fast.

I use motor oil but before it if I have to brake something lose or get oil residue deep down I use PB Blaster and then oil. WD40 is garbage imo.

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I agree... WD40 is junk. I tend to get two types of PB Blaster. The standard PB Blaster for getting frozen fasteners apart. As for typically lube maintenance of the vehicle I like the PB Blaster silicone spray works awesome. 

 

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I used the dorman pins and bushings on two different two door explorers that I drove for my work. I was in and out up to 15 times a day and put 100k miles after I replaced them with no problems.

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