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#1071294 - 07/04/21 02:24 PM HELP! Hinge Bolts Shearing Off  
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I recently replaced my driver door top and bottom hinges and bolts, all new parts. I went to get in the car this morning and noticed a bolt head fell out when I opened the door, lower hinge to body bolt had sheared off. I continued to detail the car and while drying off I heard a thud in the drivers door. Another hinge bolt on the lower hinge to body sheared off! Could this be from over tightening or a misaligned door or both?

#1071299 - 07/05/21 02:31 PM Re: HELP! Hinge Bolts Shearing Off [Re: Simarti28]  
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My guess would be over-tightening... but you might have Chinesium hardware if you didn't get it from a reputable seller.


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#1071303 - 07/06/21 11:49 AM Re: HELP! Hinge Bolts Shearing Off [Re: Simarti28]  
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you got lucky that they were bolts you replaced .you may be able to drive whats left all the way thru by using a smaller drill bit.
if just the heads popped off they are probobly still loose in the threaded holes.
mine broke taking them out which meant they were stuck in the threaded holes.
i had to redrill and tap the holes.i think i used 5/16 or 3/8 grade 8 bolts.


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