January 14, 2008Is it really hard to put in new bushings on the hinges of my front doors? is it as simple as it looks. just pop out the pin and put in new bushings and put the pin back in?
January 14, 2008It wasn't too hard when I did them on my Blazer. You must have a buddy to hold the door. And you will need a series of pin punches to drive the old out. If the bushings are totally shot and the metal in the door is oblonged, they recommend that you weld the holes shut then redrill. I know a door spring tool would have helped alot for me. Unsure if any of this applies to a silverado, mine is new.
January 15, 2008I did my one bushing and it was a joke. You definitely need a friend to hold the door. I still haven't done the top bushing because i haven't gotten a hold of the spring tool.
January 15, 2008I got one, if I can find it I'll post a pix of one
oh yea, they are a pain to do for something so small
January 16, 2008but how worth is it to do it in the end? will it align my doors so my molding is straight? cuz when i get that damn thing shined up and armor alled, that door is like BAM! look at me all crooked.
January 16, 2008on my old 97 Z71, i had to put new bushings in drivers side door and it was well worth it. fit better and actually closed all the way. it didnt close all the way before
January 16, 2008If the door is off fix it before it gets worse.
January 28, 2008k so i got all my stuff, lets run through this. pop the top pin out (while buddy holds door) and replace with new bushings and new pin. hope its that easy. bottom, remove spring with spring tool, and repeat as top replacing spring after done. Correct? My god i wish it'll be this easy.
January 29, 2008the spring tool ain't needed to remove the spring, it's to but it back in
February 6, 2008If you do not have a spring tool, you can take it to a body shop after you replace the bushings and pins. Check your bushings before you start and make sure you have the correct ones. I had three smaller ones and 1 larger one (need 2 & 2) and I didn't notice it untill I had the door off so, I got to do it twice.