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NISSAN Pictures of how I replaced the front door hinge pins and bushings on my 87-95 Nissan Pathfinder.


Driver door sagging, not closing well. Pain in the A. Found on 4x4 forums that changing the hinge pins and bushings cures this.

But first, lets pay some bills:
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  1. Removed interior door panel. There is a more thorough explanation of this on the door handle page in the menu on the left.
    door panel


  2. I had to also remove the speaker to get to the speaker wire and remove that. There is a small plastic clip attaching the wire to the door on the inside.
    clip   wire   wire and clip


  3. Put some rag in the door to save the paint.
    rag


  4. The pin from this little swinger outer stopper came out pretty easily with pliers.
    pin


  5. Found a metal bar, I think it was an axle from an old BBQ stand or something. Used it to hammer out the hinge pins. Took a good bit of force to get them out. And some WD 40.
    hammer   hammer   hammer


  6. Oh yeah, did I mention that the door would fall off? Tie the door to something. Guess I should have said something.
    Door fell off


  7. There's the door with no door. The doorway? I don't know. Look.
    door   doorway


  8. I used a hammer and a screwdriver to hammer the bushings out.
    WD-40


  9. This is the pin and bushing. Each hinge takes one pin and two bushings. Pins and bushings sold separately. I think the part number is for the pin. I only bought one pin and two bushings. Should have got more. I reused one pin, and only replaced the bottom bushing from each hinge. The bottom bushing took the most abuse from the weight of the door. Both pins were rusted. The bottom bushings were worn out.
    Hinge pin


  10. Cleaned the hinges and oiled the new bushings.
    clean   oil


  11. Hammered in the new bushings.
    hammer   punch


  12. Grease.
    Grease   Grease


  13. Swung it into position and placed the pins.
    swing


  14. Hammered with what's handy. Broomstick and clamp.
    broomstick   clamp


  15. Replaced other door openie stoppy pin.
    pin


  16. Replaced speaker wire.
    wire


  17. Replaced speaker base. More speaker install details on the speaker page in the menu on the left. The rest of installation is the reverse of blah blah blah.
    speaker base


  18. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.
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    But no minivans!


  19. Then I finished my beer.
    Beer


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