Mar 022015
 

I am replacing the drivers side door and I’m not sure how to remove the old door so I can install the replacement door.

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  1. NOTE: If the door being removed is to be reinstalled, matchmark the hinge position.

    1.On trucks with power components in the door, disconnect the battery ground cable.
    2.On trucks with power components in the door, remove the cowl side vent cover.
    3.On trucks with power components in the door, disconnect the wiring going to the door, under the dash panel. Feed the wiring through the door pillar.
    4.Cover the door hinge spring with a heavy towel. Using tool J–36604 or its equivalent, insert the blades of the tool between the spring coils and turn the barrel nut to compress and hold the spring. Remove the spring using the tool.
    Door hindge diagram
    door hindge spring tool diagram
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    5.Remove the lower hinge pin retainer.
    6.Using a plastic or rubber mallet and locking pliers, remove the lower hinge pin.
    7.Install a bolt through the lower hinges to hold the door while removing the upper hinge pin.
    8.Remove the upper hinge pin retainer.
    9.Remove the upper hinge pin.
    10.Support the door and remove the bolt from the lower hinge.
    To install:

    11.Position the door and install the bolt in the lower hinge.
    12.Install the upper hinge pin. with the pointed end up.
    13.Install a new upper hinge pin retainer.
    14.Remove the bolt from the lower hinges.
    15.Install the lower hinge pin with the pointed end down.
    16.Install a new lower hinge pin retainer.
    17.Using tool J–36604, install the hinge spring.
    18.On trucks with power components in the door, connect the wiring going to the door, under the dash panel. Feed the wiring through the door pillar.
    19.On trucks with power components in the door, install the cowl side vent cover.
    20.On trucks with power components in the door, connect the battery ground cable.

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