|Manufacturer||Dorman - HELP|
|Model||Dorman 38453: Door Hinge Pin And Bushing Kit|
|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.8 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Item model number||38453|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Manufacturer Part Number||38453|
|OEM Part Number||19299324; 38453P; 89025539|
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Dorman 38453 Door Hinge Pin and Bushing Kit for Select Cadillac / Chevrolet / GMC Models
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- Durable construction-hardened steel pin and brass bushing
- Use the kit to replace only the damaged pin and bushing-instead of the entire hinge assembly
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Restore the ease and convenience of a properly functioning vehicle door with Dorman's Door Hinge Pin and Bushing Kit. It returns a sagging door to proper alignment and operation while saving you time, money and labor. Dorman's Door Hinge Pins and Door Hinge Bushings are also available separately.
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I dinged it one star because -- at least at the time I purchased mine -- it included NO instructions, nor were any available online. A call to the tech department of Dorman confirmed that I knew how it was supposed to go, but I had to get past the comment of "just like the old one." Excuse me? The old one was worn out and GM does not have such parts ... they tell you to replace the entire hinge assembly. So there is no "old one" to follow, especially since you have to cut parts in order to disassemble it! The Dorman rep said that they are looking into including instructions in the future.
So for those who have never doe it, here's how it works on a 1999 Silverado (New Body Style):
1. Remove the door sill trim. Take off the inner panel near where your foot goes. I replaced the drivers side bushings, so I removed the panel where the parking brake is found. Open the fuse box. cover just above that and faving the door. Disconnect the wire harnesses in both areas that connect the wiring from the door. Push the wiring and rubber boot out from the car body so that it is loose.
2. Remove the three bolts holding the door on. Two are in the upper and lower hinges, the third is the door opening restraint.
3. Lift the door off the pins. I did it myself holding the inner door handle. Had I been thinking, I would have lowered the power window a little before disconnecting the door wire harnesses and lift by the window frame. But it didn't matter.
4. Cut the bottom off of the old pins as close to the hinge as you can. Some people use a grinding cutoff wheel; I didn't want sparks so I used a Sawsall (reciprocating saw) and had cardboard protecting the fender in case I slipped (I didn't). Use a punch to push the pins up from the bottom. Remove the remaining parts of the old bushing. Clean the parts.
5. Put the bushings in the holes. Put the hinge piece that came out when you removed the pins into place. Lube the new pins with white grease in the areas that they will spin in the bushings. Put the pins in place (longer one in the top of the hinge, shorter in the bottom. It may not seem obvious until you actually do the job, but the pins do only fit this way. Put the washer and nut in place.
6. CAREFULLY and slowly tighten the bolt. As you tighten, it will pull the pin through the hinge until it is seated correctly. You will notice that once the pin is seated, the lower pin/bushing/hinge/bolt will prevent the hinge from moving, so it HAS to be backed off a little. The upper one does not have this same characteristic, but I backed off anyway.
7. Hang the door on the new pins. Run the wires through the hole in the car body. Seat the wire boot. Install the three bolts in the door.
8. Reconnect the wire harnesses, reinstall an trim you removed, and be amazed that your door now hangs PERFECTLY.
I took my time and had it done within two hours, including the call to Dorman to make sure I had the bushings installed correctly. Once you do one, you could probably do another in less that an hour. In the end it is a fairly easy job.
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In the picture its the pin on the top without the brass bushing on it. The "knurls" are what bite into the bracket so it wont slip. I should have taken a pic, would have saved me a 1000 words. Other than that they seem good. I bought a truck that already had aftermarket pin/bushings, so it wouldn't surprise me if they'll only last a few years.