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#1 simonlpearce

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:17 PM

Is there a simple fix for the hinges in the doors? Seems at some point a fatty has used the door to get in and out of the car and where it hinges there is movement in the top part. Do they have a bearing or something in that can be replaced??? Any ideas greatly appreciated as currently I have to lift the door a few inches to get it to close!

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

Not quite sure what you're asking - photo would help.

 

See link - maybe a shim neededhttp://www.speedster...ings/index.html?

 

 



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:51 PM

You can lift my door up and down a bit. Play in the top hinge bushing or whatever it is. Did try to tilt the hinge slightly so it doesn't drop a little when it opens but couldn't loosen the hinge bolts with the front clam on. Will have to have another look, though I do have a spare door so can use the hinge from that once I've managed to undo the two bolts that fix the door to the side impact beam inside the door. Not had the courage to remove the front clam yet.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:55 PM

Anyone replaced 12/13 hinge bearing and bush in Hairy's link? If so is it a front clam off job?

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:56 AM

its in an annoying place, and you can take the front clam off in under an hour so worth it really



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:20 AM

You can lift my door up and down a bit. Play in the top hinge bushing or whatever it is. Did try to tilt the hinge slightly so it doesn't drop a little when it opens but couldn't loosen the hinge bolts with the front clam on. Will have to have another look, though I do have a spare door so can use the hinge from that once I've managed to undo the two bolts that fix the door to the side impact beam inside the door. Not had the courage to remove the front clam yet.

This is exactly the issue I am having. So is there a bearing in there then that an be swapped out? If it's a case of taking the clam off, I will prob just live with it, only use the door about 5 times a year anyway.




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