2000 Blazer - driver's door hinges

Has anyone replaced the hinge pins on the driver's door? If so, how difficult was it? It appears that my lower pin is worn, and as a result the door is sagging.
Ideally I'd like to replace both top and bottom pins. Just looking for some advice here.
Thanks in advance,
Craig
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Craig Fisher wrote:

    GM door henge pins can be a bear. Yet not changing it will cause your door latch to wear out, the striker to wear out, and eventually run the door and fender edge. Not to mention run the body side of the henge.
    If you can't do the job your self, it is worth paying to have someone do. Any body shop should be able to change both on one door for less then 3 hours labor. Some shops may only charge a hours labor.
    If you feel up to the challenge your self, the hard part of removial is getting the tabs depressed on the lock collars while moving the pin out. Usually you need to beat them towards the release point with a drift punch, or small cold chisel. You may also need a pry bar, vice grips, and a helper to steady the door. Charles
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Easy to do IF you have the spring compressor to work with the holding spring. Without it getting that spring back in can be interesting. The pins get driven out with a hammer and punch, then move the door enough to R&R the bushings, put it back into place and drive in the new pins (with a light coat of grease on them) Then you have to put that spring back in. You can probably rent the compressor from an auto parts store. Or you can use some strong wire and a vice to compress the spring and tie it in a compressed state, then install it and cut the wire. (this works BUT be very careful because if that spring comes out of the vice it will hurt if you get hit).
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For 12 bucks, why screw around and risk getting hurt?
http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/ta87675.html
SJ has great prices and fast service
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Thanks for the tips...might try this myself.
Craig

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