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83-93 Mustang Door Hinge Spring Install

Posted 6/21/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Got a broken lower door hinge spring on your Fox Body Mustang? Watch our install video to see how easy it is to replace yours today!

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Tired of having the door swing back at you when you open it? This is caused by a worn, broken or missing Mustang door hinge check spring, also known as tension spring. After years of use, abuse and weathering they finally lose all tension to help hold the door open. Replacing these hinge springs is easier than you think with the help of the 5.0Resto door hinge springs and Jmac’s expert video advice! NOTE: You do not have to remove your fender for the install. We did to help show you the removal steps.

83-93 Mustang Lower Door Hinge Spring Install Video - mustang hinge check tension spring install

How To Install New Door Hinge Tension Spring:

  1. Remove your front wheel and wheel well liner
  2. Remove the center hinge spring bolt on the old spring
  3. Remove the retainer head with a grinder
  4. Pry off the old tension/check spring
  5. Install the new check spring
  6. Reinstall the hinge bolt
  7. Repeat on other side if necessary

If your door check spring is worn, it is highly likely that you also have a worn out door hinge pins and lower door hinge rollers in your Mustang. Be sure to pick up these 5.0Resto parts along with your check spring to fully restore the door on your Fox Body Mustang!


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83-93 Mustang Door Hinge Spring Install Tech Info

This article and video are intended to help with the following models & years:
Ford Mustang GT, LX & SVT Cobra
1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)