Chevrolet Cobalt Service & Repair Manual: Front Side Door Upper & Lower Hinge

Chevrolet Cobalt Service & Repair Manual / Body & Frame / Front Side Door Upper & Lower Hinge


Replace only one hinge at a time.
1. Remove hinge to hinge pillar bolts (1) or (4), Fig. 1.
2. Remove hinge to door frame bolts (2) or (5).
3. Remove hinge (3) or (6).


Striker alignment is a crucial component of door latch operation. Do not use door striker to adjust door to vehicle. Failure to properly adjust striker can result in damage to door latch and striker.
1. Position hinge (3) or (6), Fig. 1.
2. Install hinge to hinge pillar bolts (1) or (4). Torque to 26 ft. lbs.
3. Install hinge to door frame bolts (2) or (5). Torque to 18 ft. lbs.
4. Inspect door for proper alignment, adjust as required.

Fig. 1 Front side door upper & lower hinges

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