Replacing Garage Door Hinges Pic1 Replacing garage door hinges is the next choice if lubrication fails. Hinges that are too rusty or too old may be beyond oiling.

See the article 'Overhead Garage Door Repair' if this is not your problem.

You can purchase replacement hinges at most home supply stores. They are fairly inexpensive.

The hinges hold the panels of the door together. Do not take off more than one hinge at a time. This should be done with the door in the down position. You can use a socket wrench, a box end wrench or an adjustable wrench to remove the bolts.

Each hinge is held in place by four self threading bolts. Take them off one at a time and the hinge will come loose.

Put the first bolt into the new hinge in the hole that is not slotted, this will align the hinge. Install the bolts and you are done. Use the same wrenches, don't over tighten the bolts. So it turns out that replacing garage door hinges is not that hard, hope it was a success for you.