2000 Blazer Hinge Pin Repair / Replace
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#1 Sep 8, 2006
Any one done this repair at home? Parts are cheap, but labor is expensive. Any guidance much appreciated
#2 May 24, 2007
Did you replace your hinge pins? I am now where you were in September 2006 and looking for info!
#3 Jun 10, 2007
It isn't hard to replace the pins. Have help holding the door or a good sized bucket under it. The books say that spring compressors are available at parts stores. Not here. A friend showed me how to get around it. A threaded rod, two small pieces of metal and two bolts make your own compressor. Now comes the hard part. You have to tie both sides of the spring in tension with fishing line to allow you to slip it in, then cut the line when it is in place. Trial and error will show you how much the spring must be compressed. you want it to just barely be able to be inserted, because if you compress too much, it won't be held in place when the tension is released. My friend swore by spiderwire fishing line saying it didn't stretch, but I've done this on a 2000 blazer and a 97 S-10 with regular stuff several wraps per side. It takes a while, but it can be done.
#5 Mar 15, 2008
Hinge repair is easy,if there is a body supply store around you.You can purchase the spring tool@ ($10) and the bushing driver tool@($20).you will need 1 person to help hold the door.
#7 Oct 13, 2012
what happens if the spring is not reinstalled?
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