driver side upper hinge


Old 03-11-03, 06:15 PM
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Question driver side upper hinge

The upper door hinge on the driver side of my 1990 suburban is broken. The hinge is a single unit attaching to the door and body. Attachment to the body is with 2 9/16 bolts going into the interior and one bolt coming from the interior. Can someone tell me how to get to the bolt coming from the interior? Do I have to pull the entire dash or am I missing something here? Thank you for your help.
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Old 03-11-03, 08:44 PM
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You might choose to let a body shop handle these. I remember doing them on my neighbor's 1991 Blazer and they were a pain---and we had done them before .
Old 03-12-03, 07:47 AM
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The bolt can be reached behind the driver's kick panel. It is a real tough one to reach. GM shops use a special tool (wrench) to reach it. Check with your local parts stores they may be able to get the tool. Post back if you want, and I'll look up the GM part number for the tool.
Old 03-12-03, 09:07 AM
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GM's tools are sourced through Kent-Moore. You can look them up on to find out their contact information, or look in my "The Basics" post below.
Old 03-12-03, 09:39 AM
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Auto Zone has loan a tool program maybe worth calling to see if they have it..

I took mine to bodyshop and it was under $75 to install.

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