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    Waylon
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    Default Replacing Door bushings on a 92 buick regal.

    Hello my driver door is currently very hard to open. I have to lift up on
    the handle very hard to open it. Are the hinges very difficult to repace on
    these cars. When door is open there is alot of play in door. Do the hole
    hinges need replacing or is there replaceable bushings for it. Also do you
    think replacing them is a DIY job or a garage job





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    "Waylon" <waylon@nf.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
    newshMzg.31781$pu3.423550@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
    > Hello my driver door is currently very hard to open. I have to lift up on
    > the handle very hard to open it. Are the hinges very difficult to repace

    on
    > these cars. When door is open there is alot of play in door. Do the hole
    > hinges need replacing or is there replaceable bushings for it. Also do

    you
    > think replacing them is a DIY job or a garage job


    I have attempted replacing the pins and bushings in some GM products, and
    finally subbed the job out to a body shop. I just didnt have the
    wherewithall
    to do the job easily.

    For many GM products, the bushings wear out quickly, especially if they are
    not lubricated properly.

    The biggest problem I found was removing and replacing the springs inside
    the
    hinges.

    I got a body shop to do it for $35 per side. Cheap.




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    Harry Face
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    Default Re: Replacing Door bushings on a 92 buick regal.

    The plastic sleeve insert in the bushing on my car disintegrated and I
    relaced the whole upper hinge on the driverside on my 91 Bonneville a
    few years back. Got a hinge off one from a junk yard car that had very
    little wear. I got it installed & lined up pretty close myself, then
    took it to a body shop for a final adjustment.

    The door latch wasn't hitting the striker on the center post properly.
    The striker on my car is non adjustable.

    The body shop had these eight foot long pry bars and slide hammer and
    one hell of a sledge hammer to knock the hinge back into alignment.

    The guys at the body shop couldn't believe how close I got by using jus
    two hands, then I told them - I didn't loosen the lower hinge when I
    installed it, I sprung the door slightly out from the upper hinge, then
    slid the replacement upper hinge in where I put a line up mark then
    bolted it down.


    Good Luck

    harryface


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    Mike Marlow
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    Default Re: Replacing Door bushings on a 92 buick regal.


    <HLS@nospam.nix> wrote in message
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    >
    > The biggest problem I found was removing and replacing the springs inside
    > the
    > hinges.
    >
    > I got a body shop to do it for $35 per side. Cheap.
    >


    Having done plenty of these door hinges I would consider $35 to be a pretty
    doggoned good price. Squirreling around with those hinges is one nasty pain
    in the butt.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    Mike Marlow
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    Default Re: Replacing Door bushings on a 92 buick regal.


    "Waylon" <waylon@nf.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
    newshMzg.31781$pu3.423550@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
    > Hello my driver door is currently very hard to open. I have to lift up on
    > the handle very hard to open it. Are the hinges very difficult to repace

    on
    > these cars. When door is open there is alot of play in door. Do the hole
    > hinges need replacing or is there replaceable bushings for it. Also do

    you
    > think replacing them is a DIY job or a garage job
    >
    >


    Look through this group for a similar thread on GM door hinges over the past
    few days. You'll find a thread that explains the process. In short - you
    need to replace the hinge bushings.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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