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Username Post: Do I need a new door hinge?        (Topic#356880)
deckeda 
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06-18-19 01:18 PM - Post#2768760    

I don’t have a picture I can link to at the moment. I’m guessing the previous owner replaced at least the driver’s side door hinge pin (it’s not body color) but the roller pin doesn’t extend down beyond the hinge in order to capture a spring. I’m comparing it to how the passenger side looks.

So there’s no spring. The strike plate post has evidence of previous rubbing but the door opens and closes perfectly (no sag.) Is the roller pin a permanent part of the hinge and it broke off the short piece that the “floppy lever” part interacts with, with the spring?

Sorry for the wonky explanation. I don’t know what the various parts are called.

Now ... as for the passenger side, it’s issue is that the bottom hinge’s pin is rising up out of position and its bushing is also. Makes a noise when opening the door. If I try to hammer it back down can I expect the bushing to also seat as it should?



 
someotherguy 
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06-19-19 02:07 AM - Post#2768800    
    In response to deckeda

No need for a new hinge. The roller is sold as a serviceable part. It can be a little tricky to install as the replacement may not fit without some massaging, though.

On the other hinge you can try to tap the pin back into place but if it's moving, the bushing is likely damaged. You'll probably need to pull the pin out to re-seat the bushing without breaking it. Also will need to look at why the pin moved in the first place - the retainer is probably missing. Most likely time to re-do the pins and bushings. There's a write-up in the FAQ post at the top of this forum.

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
deckeda 
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06-19-19 08:29 PM - Post#2768862    
    In response to someotherguy

Any recommendations for parts? I read in the FAQ that aftermarket roller pins aren’t good but I can’t find any OEM GM hinge parts. Mainly Dorman.

In another example, I read some bushings are cheap cast brass that breaks easily and some are solid brass that holds up better.

I’d like to find the original style pin clips also if they’re available. Just want to find the best parts I can.



 
someotherguy 
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06-20-19 05:21 AM - Post#2768870    
    In response to deckeda

Unfortunately, it may be that GM doesn't offer the roller as a separately serviced part, only with a complete hinge ($$$)...the Dorman part is indeed crummy but probably worth the $15 or so to gamble and hope it holds up. The trick is careful installation; you may need to grind the hole larger for it to fit. Resist the urge to hammer it into place as that seems to damage it easily.

You can still buy the pins, retainers, and bushings from GM. They cost more, of course, but they're available. Are the current offerings better quality than Dorman? Tough call.

2 of each required per door - it's about $50 and change at list prices.

Pin part # 88891731, Retainer # 25640501, Bushing # 16632193, Bushing # 16632192

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
deckeda 
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06-20-19 09:27 AM - Post#2768889    
    In response to someotherguy

Thanks very much for that legwork. Regarding the roller pin, yes I've watched a few videos already where they hammer it in and one guy did bend his.

I might try freezing the replacement roller pin prior to installation. I'll probably also rig up a small bearing press from sockets, washers and a bolt so that I can just use a wrench to install pin bushings squarely.



 
alpinecrick 
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06-20-19 07:25 PM - Post#2768913    
    In response to deckeda


The NEEDA brand rollers seem to be a bit better quality than Dorman.

This is the best door pin/bushings I've found.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MADE-IN-USA-Door- Hinge-Pi...



 
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