2001 Chevrolet Blazer Repair the Door Hinge Pins

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If your 2001 Chevrolet Blazer's car doors are squeaking or sagging or not opening and closing correctly, it may be time to take a look at your car door hinge pins. It is essential that worn hinge pins not be ignored in your 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. When the hinge pins are past their prime and the vehicle's door begins to sag, the weight of the door will pull on the body via the door hinges, and may result in not only a damaged door but a damaged car body.

[edit] Tools Used

Tools
2 new hinge pins
2 new lock rings
Punch
Hammer
Jack stand
Old towel or sheet
White lubricant or WD-40
Old rag

[edit] Repair the Door Hinge Pins

  • Support the Chevrolet Blazer's car door with a jack stand draped with an old towel or sheet to protect the paint. Engage the parking break.
  • Align the punch with the bottom tip of the bottom hinge pin. The bottom tip is pointing down.
  • Hammer the punch with the hammer. Use enough force to drive the bottom hinge pin from its location, but not so much that the Chevrolet Blazer's door, hinges or bushings sustain any damage.
  • Align the punch with the bottom tip of the top hinge pin. The bottom tip is facing up.
  • Hammer the punch with the hammer. Use enough force to drive the top hinge pin from its location, but not so much that the Chevrolet Blazer's door, door hinges or bushings sustain any damage.
  • Align the Chevrolet Blazer's hinges on the door with those on the body post-hinge pin removal. The hinges want to be aligned in such a way that the new hinge pins can be inserted in through the hinges.
  • Insert the upper hinge pin into its hinge bracket, with the hinge pin pointing upwards.
  • Secure the upper hinge pin into its hinge bracket with the punch.
  • Insert the lower hinge pin into its hinge bracket, with the hinge pin pointing down
  • Secure the lower pin into its hinge bracket with the punch.
  • Place new locking rings onto the grooves located at the hinge pins' tips.
  • Tap the locking rings with the hammer so that they are secured onto the hinge pins, holding them in place.
  • Apply some white lubricant or WD-40 to the hinges. Close and open the Chevrolet Blazer's door four times. Wipe away any excess lubricant with an old rag.

[edit] Tips & Warnings

  • In addition to the jack stand, a friend can assist in stabilizing the Chevrolet Blazer's door while you take care of the hinge pin.
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