This is the Tension Spring located on your Mustang Lower Door Hinge that the Lower Door hinge Roller rides against to keep the door open. It fits both RH & LH sides & is sold individually. After so many years of use, it is not uncommon for this Tension Spring to break. Also, this spring is not included with new replacement hinges so you'll need this to go along with your hinge replacement. Don't forget to replace that worn Lower Door Hinge Roller while you're there!
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Tired of your Fox Body Mustang door not staying open when you open it? Well you could have a bad door check spring (tension spring). In this video Jmac walks you through the simple process of replacing your door hinge spring. Our 5.0Resto door spring is a direct replacement and is a made in the USA part that features Ford Original tooling! Includes spring face plate and backing plate. Don't forget to replace your lower door hinge roller while replacing the door spring!
0:00:00 - 0:00:26 If you open the door on your fox mustang and it does this the likely cause is a broken door hinge check spring. Don’t worry we've got you covered with our 5.0Resto lower door hinge check spring. Installation does not require you to remove your fender. We did so just to show you a clear view of the entire replacement process.
0:00:26 - 0:00:47 You will however need to remove your wheel and inner wheel well liner. That’s held in place by just a couple of screws and push pins. Once you get those out of the way. You can wiggle it out of its comfy little home. First remove the center hinge bolt that goes through the check spring. Grab your die grinder and remove the retainer head.
0:00:47 - 0:01:06 With it ground down you can pry the remnants of the old check spring away from the lower hinge. Position the new check spring into place. Reinstall the hinge bolt. Now was supposed to happen when you open the door on your mustang.
0:01:06 - 0:01:11 For more fox body mustang restoration parts as well as tech check out LatemodelRestoration.com
Got saggy doors on your Fox Body Mustang? No problem! We have a fix for your sagging doors with our 5.0Resto Mustang Door Hinge Pin & Bushing Master Kit. This kit includes steel hinge pins, hinge bushings, hinge retainer pins, hinge rollers and roller pins.
Follow along in the video as Jmac shows you exactly how to replace your hinge pins, bushings and roller. Don't forget to pick up a new DOOR CHECK SPRING to finish off your door restoration project!
JONATHAN MCDONALD: 1979 to '93 Fox Mustangs are known for developing saggy doors because of worn hinge pins and bushings. And if allowed to go for too terribly long, the hinges themselves can become damaged. A sagging door can lead to air and water leaks, hard to open and shut, squeaks and creaks, worn latches and strikers, and poor panel alignment.
Now, how can you tell if you've got bad hinge pins and bushings? Well, just go up to the door, open it up, and give it a wiggle up and down. If you have any slack at all, you need new hinge pins and bushings.
Putting in new hinge pins and bushings is not an easy task. But it's not overly complicated, either. And luckily, we have you covered with several different 5.0 Resto brand hinge pin and bushing kits to cover whatever your needs may be. And remember, while you're working on your hinges, it's a golden opportunity to go ahead and replace that lower door hinge roller and the lower check spring if yours are damaged or missing. These are available separately and also as a kit.
Before you get started with this install, go ahead and have a friend come over. You're going to need an extra set of hands. Also, have something lined out to securely support the door whenever you get those hinge pins pulled out from the hinges.
If your car is still rocking the stock hinge pins, you're going to want to grab something like a Dremel tool to either grind off the top of the head or split it in two to get those hinge pins out of the hinge. If your car's like ours and has already had the hinge pins replaced once in its life, all you've got to do is pull the retaining clip and knock the pin through the hinge. Then you can slide the door away from the car slightly and go ahead and knock out your old bushings.
Now, let's say that your Mustang was let go for far too long before the hinge pins and bushings were replaced. And now the holes in your hinge are slightly oversized. And the standard hinge pin and bushing kit-- well, it's just not going to work for you.
Well, we have you covered there, too, with our 5.0 Resto hinge pin and bushing kit for severely worn hinges. It has a standard issue pin and retaining clip, but it has a slightly oversized bushing. That way, it takes up the slack, gets you back to a rattle-free door.
Go ahead and tap your new bushings into place. And before you slide the door back into the hinge halves, go ahead and replace that lower hinge roller. All you need is a pin punch.
Knock the roll pin out. Slide the new roller into place. Drive the new roll pin home.
Slide the door back toward the body and align the hinge halves. Slide your new pins into place. Retain them with the new clips. And you're done, son.
All right. No more slack. Before you go slamming your door, you want to check, your latch and striker alignment may need some adjustment. Head on over to latemodelrestoration.com for more Fox Mustang restoration parts, tech, and how-to.
The hinge tension spring on my driver door was broken when I bought the car despite it being very well cared for its entire life. I bought these to replace both the passenger side and driver side as I figured the passenger door couldn't be far away from snapping as well. The install went well, just remove the plastic fender well skirt and you can get right at it. The driver side door no longer swings free. My only complaint, and this is more just personal preference, is that these springs are definitely softer than factory as my passenger door no longer has quite as distinct a point where it will either spring closed or open. I liked it stiffer like the factory springs but these are still a great fix for broken door springs.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Solves that door closing on your leg problem.
Jerry G. on
These fit well and are fairly simple to install with basic hand tools. This is a lot easier than trying to find a good one at a wrecking yard. Now only if the other hinge parts were available.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Rick B. on
Very simple to instal. With the new pins bushings and rollers the door opens and shuts like new.
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