Door hinge - will 2004 fit on 2002?
I have a Rover 45 52 plate early 2003 reg. Can a June 2004 s/h hinge fit? Or is that a different face lift part?
The problem is the usual play on drivers door hinges.
But on this car, what I can see is on the front drivers top hinge, the main hinge pin appears as if knocked down a touch (eg 5mm+) as if the past owners made a start and there no clip at the top of the pin. And when I take the weight of the door it seems as if there is no bush to catch the top of the pin (there is a gap all around the top of the pin) so that it wobbles onto the body of the hinge. And that gives the play and drops the door a little out of line. Not that bad at the moment. But it will get worse.
I was wondering if the best is get a s/h pair. Then make sure there is no play in the s/h hinges and when I am ready just swap them.