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Door adjustment

I have a 97 F-350 4 door. I cannot figure out how to adjust the front driver side door.It is sagging down towards the back . I now have to lift it up to shut it . I need help . How do I fix it ?
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Pins & bushings in hinges are shot. Need to replace / rebuild hinges. Open door, bend your knees & grab bottom corner of door & lift, if door goes up & down w/ little effort, hinge pins & bushings. Go to auto body supply store or body shop & get price on parts. Cut pin in middle of hinge, drive top up & bottom down, replace bushings & install new pin. Do one hinge at a time supporting door w/ floor jack.
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The door goes up and down easy.I never even thought about pins and bushings.
Thanks brains.
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Update

My drivers side door has 2 different size pins.Small on top long on the bottom.Napa had both pins and bushings in stock $23 for both.It was pretty tight in the hinge area.Used a pipe stand to hold the door up.
I used a dremel to cut bottom pin in half.Knocked out the pin halves.Unbolted the part of the hinge that bolts to the door and moved it out of the way.Popped(pain in the #&&) out the bushings.Install new bushings.Bolt hinge back to door.Drive pin in.Install c clip.Door is like new.I dont think I need to do the top.This was a easy fix for a big problem.
Thank's again brain!
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If all is aligned well check door like first time for movement, may need a friend to watch for movement this time. Were the bushings worn completely through or just egged out? If all the way through do top hinge too.
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The bushings were egged out.Hinge holes were ok.Now when I pickup on the door there is no movement.The whole truck is picked up.
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The whole truck is picked up.[/QUOTE]




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good, glad it worked.
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Just rebuilt my drivers side hinges last weekend. There's no movement at all now. It was so bad that the overhead cab light would blink every time I hit a bump haha

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