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Username Post: Door hinge bushings        (Topic#364403)
HotRodg57 
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02-19-21 04:35 PM - Post#2814660    

This must be a common problem. My 96 Silverado 2500 driver side door started sagging. I bought new brass bushings and replaced them. About 1 month they started sagging again, I looked at them (with my wife lifting the door up and down) and they are all broken up,crushed and separated. The door sags now worse than before. Anybody got a fix?
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Edited by HotRodg57 on 02-19-21 04:35 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
someotherguy 
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02-20-21 07:20 AM - Post#2814695    
    In response to HotRodg57

If you got Dorman brand replacements, or store-brand-relabeled Dorman, the bushings are very low quality and don't last long. Breaking apart is a common failure of the low quality bushings.
Finding good ones can be a little tricky at this point.

Also if the hinge has any excessive wear, not only in the holes for the bushings but also the holes at the small end of the retainer pin, the hinges will have movement even with new bushings and pins installed.

Richard

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wagonman100 
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02-20-21 10:51 AM - Post#2814716    
    In response to someotherguy

If the holes the bushing go into are egged out, the bushings will break apart quickly too. You should be able to get new bushings from the dealer. They’re pretty cheap. You also used to be able to get oversized bushings where you may have to drill the holes a little larger to install. Otherwise you need to have the holes welded. They don’t need to be welded solid. I have done many where I weld the egged out portion and reamed the hole back round.

Jay
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HotRodg57 
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02-22-21 04:17 PM - Post#2814902    
    In response to wagonman100

Yeah I got the doorman's. I thought they would be good quality being brass and all.
The hinge holes seemed to be pretty good shape. I just didn't want to mess with it again.
I actually called my local Chevy dealer, that's been servicing this truck since new. I was just going to let them do it properly. They said they have a new owner and new policy they don't work on any cars older than 10 years old!

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wagonman100 
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02-22-21 06:45 PM - Post#2814910    
    In response to HotRodg57

Well that sucks. Any body shop should be able to handle it (I’ve done dozens of them) and should know enough about it to spot any other causes for the Dorman bushings breaking apart if it wasn’t just a quality issue.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
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