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Re: Front wheel bearing question... and more!

Subject: Re: Front wheel bearing question... and more!
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 19:54:58 EDT
In my experience the hinge is likely to be bent. Pull one off. If you have  
flats and a lock washers then you definitely have a bent one. They should be  
installed with a lock washer only. Take the hinge and put the bolts in with a  
flat washer under each one. (this simulates a compressed lock washer) Close 
the  hinge and the 8 bolts should be even head to head. If the bolts away from 
the  pin touch and leave space between the ones near the pin then the hinge is 
bent.  You should be able to look at it and see that one side has a bit of a 
curve near  to the pin end. Heat till it starts to turn red then squeeze in a 
vise to  straighten. 
    In any case I'll drag down a hinge or two from the  attic and take a look 
at the pins. 
    Our door hinges just are not very strong. Leaning  on the door when it is 
open is a bad idea. 
In a message dated 5/2/2005 4:33:02 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Keith, I  too am interested in hinge pins.  My drivers door sags just a bit, 
I am  quite sure it is the pin, not the hinge. 

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