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    I just purchased a 91 gmc and both doors are a pain to close, after looking into the hings and such I noticed that the pin iin the top hinge not the door pin ( the one that the door kinda rolls on) was broke off on both doors. Was there a spring in them at some point or are these just the pin and no spring? also what part do I get , door pin or is it called a door roller pin? thanks. I did search just couldnt get an answer. if anyone has a pic of what the front door hinge area should look like it would be greatly appreciated. thanks, double checked no springs at all? also the door pins look to be in good shape, would the roller pin ( or whatever it is called) being broke cause the door not to shut well or should I replace the door pins too( there is no play in them and they seem tight)?
    can I get the " roller pin from a parts store or is it dealer only item? thanks
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    You can get them aftermarket.
    Can't remember where...perhaps LMC trucks.
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    yep, my roller is F%^&$D also... it's actually bent out of the way...

    Updated: It looks like the door sags about 1/2", and if I lift up on the door it moves a significant amount in the hinges... I'll have to post a full picture 'DIY" update when I replace them next week.

    I'm going to pull all 3 pins, and hang the door from my engine lift, so I don't have to disconnect all the wiring crap.. and better yet, Harbor Freight has the spring tool for $5.99 compared to the online vendor who wanted $12.99 plus $9.99 shipping.. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95344
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/88-89...item5639b08981





    Tough pic to see but the spring is there, keeps the detent tight against the roller
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    would the bad roller pin and no spring cause the door to not close right and sag a little or am I looking at hinge pins also. can the roller pin be replaced without removing the door?
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    Pins and bushings is the reason your door is sagging. The roller pin basically holds the door open.
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    so even though the hinge pins seem tight they should be replaced? like I said the pins seem tight and have no play but the roller pins are broke in half(bottom half gone) on both doors and no spring on one side?
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    on my 99 hoe, my psgr side door sags. i'm in the middle of replacing my roller pin right now. last night i spent an hour trying to get the new roller in. got tired and went to bed before i broke something.

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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    Quote Originally Posted by Silve家do View Post
    on my 99 hoe, my psgr side door sags. i'm in the middle of replacing my roller pin right now. last night i spent an hour trying to get the new roller in. got tired and went to bed before i broke something.
    did you remove door? let me know if changing just the roller pin makes a difference or not. I am trying to line up someone to help me when I remove the door as I dont have any way to secure the top of the door.
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    yep, it's sitting on some phone books. i know it will make a difference. i just wasn't planning on going through all this to replace it. i've read that the other pins are easy, and they are, but the roller pin is turning out to be a mf'r...

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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    hmm well I figure if I am going to take the door off I might as well replace all pins and bushings, that way I dont have to do it again. I may wait until my sport mirrors get here and just do it all at once. probably tune her up in the mean time
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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    i just ordered an OEM one (i work at a dealer, so i get a little bit of a break). i will try to beat on the aftermarket one i got off ebay and if it still doesn't work, i will have the OEM one to put in. i got another car, so it's all good.

    speaking of mirrors, thanks for reminding me- mine doesn't work.

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    Tough pic to see but the spring is there, keeps the detent tight against the roller
    exactly... right down to the white color.. you sneaking around my house with a camera???

    Quote Originally Posted by tpulliam79 View Post
    did you remove door? let me know if changing just the roller pin makes a difference or not. I am trying to line up someone to help me when I remove the door as I dont have any way to secure the top of the door.
    I've seen guys use an engine lift and some straps, or even hang it from the garage opener 'track'..
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    mine is white, too, and broken just like his. i got the OEM one a little while ago and it looks EXACTLY like the ebay kit piece i already have. i was expecting a narrow pin with more of a taper like in the picture and what came out of my hoe, but i got a beefy one with almost no taper. back to the hammer tonight. we'll see...

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    ok, so i cleaned the pin openings with the dremel and the pin went in. not too easy but it's in now. door went back on and i put everything back together. i go to close the door and the door makes a WHAM noise but doesn't close. i was like wtf?? but the latch was in the closed position so it slammed the striker. i pulled the handle, it popped loose and the door closed with a satisfying GM door closing sound. no more sagging and, thanks to the new springs, it doesn't fly open anymore. 1 task down. NEXT!

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    Re: door hinge pin or roller pin

    did the pins and roller, door closes better but still sags a bit, after closer examination the hinge part on the door has a wallowed out hole, so done for now but will be replacing the entire assembly sometime before I have it painted.
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