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Old 03-20-2019, 10:13 PM   #1
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Is this how it should look?

The attached photo shows the lower of the two door hinges on our FB 27 International. We noticed recently that the pin may be extruding. The upper hinge is flat across the top. Is this indeed the pin working its way upwards or a normal situation? If not normal, should we gently pound it back in? Any help is much appreciated
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:20 PM   #2
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My 75 had a hinge that would do that. I would tap it back in from time to time. I cleaned the top of the shaft once and applied some epoxy and it never came out again. Be careful taping that back.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:27 PM   #3
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Thanks much for your rely/help. Trying to attach picture as .pdf.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:31 PM   #4
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Definitely should not look like that.... that pin should be flush. Agree that you should carefully tap it back in.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:40 AM   #5
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We had that problem. Turns out there was a "C" ring washer missing. It fits into a little groove in the pin and prevents this.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:57 AM   #6
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I'm not sure what year they started using the grooved pin with an "e" clip retainer. I know it was well after 2007. If your pin doesn't have the groove, the newer pins can be ordered. One of mine backed out and I replaced with updated pin. Other one hasn't backed out, but the new pin is in my parts kit, just waiting.
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Since I dont see that the pin was ever staked in place, I'd bet you have the new pin and the e-clip has fallen out, as suggested above.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #8
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The attached photo shows the lower of the two door hinges on our FB 27 International. We noticed recently that the pin may be extruding. The upper hinge is flat across the top. Is this indeed the pin working its way upwards or a normal situation? If not normal, should we gently pound it back in? Any help is much appreciated
Jon and Sharon
My 2006 Classic had no C clip. Pin worked itís way up out of groove regularly. Replaced with C clip pin and since October when replaced have had no problem. Good luck! Tschupps
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:54 PM   #9
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Thanks to all who helped. With gentle pounding it went right back down. Plan to watch it and buy the C-clip pin if it works its way out again since we are on the road.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:53 PM   #10
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This you tube link will guide you through the replacement process:
https://youtu.be/k8AjMK-simk
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:13 PM   #11
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As mentioned there is an update on the pins. Since I updated mine some time ago the are staying put.
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:48 AM   #12
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Had same problem, "C" clip washer was solution. "Parts" dept at JC will ship necessary items to you with some persuasion, or from the store. Sometimes they insist on sending it to a local dealer. Inconvenient.
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:53 PM   #13
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I was having the same problem on my 2016 FC FBT. The top hinge pin would work its way up. I kept tapping in back in. When I was at service center in Jackson Center for other work I asked them to look at it. They said it needed a keeper pin. Since they fixed it no problems.
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:28 PM   #14
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protruding hinge pin

I had the same issue with our 2001 Excella. I ended up drilling and tapping a small hole in the knuckle, and putting in a set screw. That finally cured the problem
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