On 4/3/06 3:56 PM, in article 36fYf.218468$B94.44367@pd7tw3no, "Mike"
Having done this once on an old Celebrity I'd say it's definitely worth the
money to have someone who knows how do it for you. The door spring is a
major pain to get back in (getting it out is just a matter of finding it
after it springs out). Not sure if the setup is still the same but a big
hammer and punch takes the pins out.
I'll have to look at my daughter's 2000 Sunfire when she gets home from work
later tonight - haven't looked to see what the hinge pins on it look like
before. Previous pins I've removed just had a friction lock on the top of
the pin. You pull it off and drive the pin out with a hammer and punch.
Like Mike said - the spring is a pain, but if you compress it in a regular
bench vise and tie it compressed with a coat hanger or the likes, you can
pry it into place with a bit of swearing and grunting. Simply cut the coat
hanger after it's in place.
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