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Re: rear door removal
sorry mord,and thanks but i meant the door behind the front passenger seat,is this called something other than the rear door ,should i change the title of the thread
Not at all, I would call it a rear door as well - what Mord has mentioned is with reference to a tailgate.
Doors on renaults are particularly difficult (and a 2-person job) to remove. The reason for this, is that (unlike most cars) the hinges don't bolt directly to the door & frame, but rather they are welded in place, and are affixed with hinge pins.
The simplest way to do this, is to lower the window (gives you something to get a shoulder under to support it), undo the checkstrap (allows for greater access), open the front door (so the rear door doesn't strike it), then use a trolley jack & bit of wood to support the door as you drive the pins out of the hinges. Remember to undo the multiplug & remove the door.
Refitting is the opposite order of removal.
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