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Old 08-22-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default OK all you S10 Blazer saggy door/hinge pin challanged *****, I found the cure....

Feel free to us it.


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Old 08-22-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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It needs a 6.2 swap.
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you might be a redneck......
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Awesome.

A pterodactyl pooped on your hood.
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Awesome.

A pterodactyl pooped on your hood.
Nah.
Just didn't do the "wax off" procedure yet.
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Nah.
Just didn't do the "wax off" procedure yet.
I'd say a bit too much waxing off.....
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:19 PM   #7
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I have to lift the door of my S10 to close it so I made the mistake of clicking on this thread.
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Got a 20$ that says "Meth" may have helped a bit on that mod.
But all the GM's with that POS hinge have that problem, I bet the shop has done a hundred of them.
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My '95 Z71 has the same sagging hinge problem...aggravating as fire..
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This was parked next to me a while back...



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My '95 Z71 has the same sagging hinge problem...aggravating as fire..
Why don't you repair it before it really gets expensive.

Once you have to break out the welder, it tends to get into you check book.
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Why don't you repair it before it really gets expensive.

Once you have to break out the welder, it tends to get into you check book.
If it is just the bushings, it is an easy and cheap fix, about $10 and an hours work.
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If it is just the bushings, it is an easy and cheap fix, about $10 and an hours work.
Where can I find the bushings?

Another thing, there is a small piece in the hinge assembly which looks like a flat piece of metal with indentions. These little indentions ride on the protruding downward hinge pin, and position the door at the several stop points as it is being opened. The force from the spring and /or repeated openings and closings caused the little flat piece to break off the bottom of the hinge pin. The doors still open and close fine, but if I am parked on a hill they will not open and stay open at all.

I asume the only fix is to replace that pin, which would be fine to do if I were putting bushings in.
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The pins and bushings are avialable in the "help" section at any box parts store (autozone, etc). I'm not sure on the hold open portion, that may not be as easy to fix as that part is part of the hinge itself if I recall correctly.

Here is a pretty good link on the process to replace the bushings. I did most of mine by using various sockets and C clamps to press parts in and out rather than using prybars, hammers, punches, etc, but whatever works best for your situation.

http://www.bodyshopzone.com/archives...replace_1.html

Also, if you are looking for the tool to remove and replace the spring, I found one at Harbor Freight for about $4 or $5, compared to $30 or so I was finding on-line.
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