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Replacing door hinge bushings

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by mbc630, July 30, 2011.

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  1. mbc630

    mbc630 New Member

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    Hello,
    I need to replace the hinge bushings on both doors, esp. lower hinges (this is for an '03 2 door). I've read the excellent write ups on this site, got a pair of Dorman 38438's but the bushings won't fit. Their web site says "Door hinge hole reaming may be required for installation". There must be another way as I'm not going to try this. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!
     
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    fixed for now - I cut up a few beer cans to shim the hinge out from the door.
     






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