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Help - MK3 Eapace Drivers door removal

Please can someone help with information on how difficult it is to remove and replace a drivers door on a MK 3 espace. My vehicle was stationary and two cars hit each other and one hit my door and pushed it in at the bottom and now opens and closes but is 10mm out of alingment at the top. Insurance are saying 66% of vehicle worth and I was wondering about replacing the door myself as main frame doesn't appear to be damaged. I have done mechanical work and electrical work but not sure if it will be too hard to get hinges undone. Thanks in advance for any reply. pjl 52
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Re: Help - MK3 Eapace Drivers door removal

Hi there.

Much of the complexity really depends on whether the doors are held by hinge pins or hinges which bolt to the door & pillar.

Hinge pin types are quite difficult to undo, and VERY difficult to get back on, as its a 2 or 3 person job to line it up, hold it in place & fit the pins.

The bolt on type is much easier, and could (depending on the door's weight) be done single-handed. It is normally the case of undoing the check strap to allow the door to open wider, which in turn, gives greater access to the bolts.



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