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Put new door pins/bushings how to get spring back in.

Customer Question

put new door pins/bushings how to get spring back in.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Bob replied 10 years ago.

HiCustomer you need a special tool to work with that pesky little spring, with out it you are fighting a loosing battle. Any parts store, pretty cheap. I like to support the door on a floor jack covered with rags to protect the paint and have an assistan hold it steady for me. Thanks

Tools Required

J 36604 Door Hinge Spring Compressor

Removal Procedure


    Object Number: 5993  Size: SH

    Caution: Before removing the spring, cover the spring with a towel to prevent the spring from flying and possibly causing damage or personal injury.

  1. Remove the door hinge spring using the J 36604 .
    Object Number: 277757  Size: SH

  2. Remove the C-clips that retain the door hinge roller pins.
  3. Support the door in the open position.
  4. Remove the door hinge roller pins from the vehicle.

    Use a soft-faced hammer and locking pliers in order to remove the hinge pins.

  5. Position the door away from the hinge.

    Remove and discard the old bushings.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number: 277757  Size: SH

  1. Install the new bushings and position the door on the hinges.
  2. Install the door hinge roller pins to the vehicle.
  3. Install the C-clips that retain the door hinge roller pins.
    Object Number: 5993  Size: SH

  4. Install the door hinge spring using the J 36604 .
  5. Lubricate the hinge roller pins using multi-purpose lubricant Superlube (GM P/N 12346241) or equivalent.

Document ID# XXXXX
2000 Chevrolet