So I was headed out to work on the XTC this evening and my 16 year old decided that he wanted to go to church so I decided to work on my car! 2.5 hours to dismantle and remove the door, rebuild the hinges, rebuild the mirror and put it all back together with the new dew wipe. Almost like I had done it once or twice. I had one set back. As careful as I was, the damn plastic trim clips desintegrated. I'll have to order some from the Fiero Store in the AM.
When the PO had the car, he was backing it out of his garage and caught the driver side mirror on the edge of the garage. He had it repaired but not very well. The mech inside the mirror was hosed up too so I had to do surgery on it - thank goodness I had spare mirrors.
Tearing it apart:
Repairing the mirror:
Old ratty dew wipe out:
Door off - I must have emptied the tool box!
While the door is off, I will clean and lube the window mech:
Top hinge tore down - it was getting sloppy:
Pressing the new bushings in - note the hi end bushing press.
Ready to be installed:
Here's the main reason for rebuilding the hinges - bad roller!
Follow RD's instructions and all will go well - have to grind off the old roller pin:
And drive it out with a drift:
Install the new pin using various washer/spacers to get the arm to ride in the middle of the roller:
Bottom hinge ready to install: Thanks Rodney!
Door back on with new dew wipe: Thanks Stu!
Mirror rebuilt and installed:
Done: - well except for the outer trim:
And while I was crawling around on the ground, I noticed this little gem - off to the tire store in the morning!
Now for the passenger door!