REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Open the front door and support it using Rotunda Door Rack 103-00027 or equivalent.
- If installing a new door, remove all usable hard-wired, trim and glass parts from the old door.
- Remove the upper and lower hinge access hole cover plates, if so equipped, and mark the location of the hinge in relation to the body.
- Remove the door-to-lower hinge retaining bolts.
- Remove the door-to-upper hinge retaining bolts.
- If the hinge is to be replaced, matchmark the hinge to the body pillar (trace the hinge), then remove the bolts attaching the hinge to the vehicle body pillar. Remove the hinge.
- Pull the door off of the hinges.
- If the hinges were removed, install the new hinges onto the body pillar so that they fit in the matchmarks. Install the retaining bolt and tighten to 18-25 ft. lbs. (24-34 Nm).
- Position the door onto the hinges, then install the retaining bolts finger-tight.
- Adjust the door, as described later in this section, then tighten all of the retaining bolts to 18-25 ft. lbs. (24-34 Nm).
To provide a good weatherstripping seal, the upper front edge of the door must be3/16in. (5mm) inboard of the upper part of the pillar from the belt line to a point near the top of the door. This adjustment is made by adjusting the upper striker of the right hand door inboard.
- Check the adjustment of the door. Loosen the hinge bolts and readjust the door if necessary.
See Figure 4
- Remove the quarter trim panel or access hole cover plate on the sliding door.
- Mark the position of the upper guide bracket, lower guide bracket and the body side hinge bracket.
- Remove the three bolts holding the body side hinge bracket to the vehicle body.
- Release the door latch, pull the body side hinge from the door and swing the door straight out to the side.
- While supporting the door, remove the upper guide bracket bolts.
- Remove the lower guide bolts, then remove the door from the vehicle.
- Install the door onto the vehicle, then install the lower guide bolts finger-tight.
- Adjust the door and lower guide until the guide is aligned with the matchmarks made during disassembly. Tighten the bolts to 16-25 ft. lbs. (22-34 Nm).
- Align the upper guide with the matchmarks, then install the retaining bolts to 16-25 ft. lbs. (22-34 Nm).
- Install the body hinge into the track. Swing the door closed and insert the body hinge into the sliding door. Install the retaining bolts to 13-15 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm).
- Make sure that all of the hinges and guides are aligned with their matchmarks.
- Close the door very slowly to make sure that the door is properly aligned. If not, loosen the applicable bolts and adjust the door as described later in this section.
- Install the inner trim panel.
- Determine which hinge bolts must be loosened to move the door in the desired direction.
- Loosen the bolts just enough to permit movement of the door with a padded pry bar or equivalent.
- Move the door as necessary for the proper fit, then tighten the hinge bolts to 18-25 ft. lbs. (24-34 Nm).
- Check the striker plate alignment for proper door engagement.
The sliding door latch is located at the rear of the door. When the door is pushed forward to close, the latch engages the striker, which will position the rear of the sliding door flush to the body. There are two wedges located on the front of the sliding door which fit into two slots located on the B pillar. These wedges must enter the two slots to assure a proper fit and closed position for the front of the sliding door.
For proper sliding door operation it is critical that the two wedges on the front face of the sliding door fit smoothly into the two wedge pockets located in the B pillar. If performing any of the following adjustments, re-alignment of the to wedge-to-wedge pockets may be necessary.IN OR OUT-FRONT UPPER
Support the sliding door so that no up or down movement is made to the door during this adjustment.
To adjust the front upper edge of the sliding door, loosen the two nuts retaining the body side door bracket assembly to the upper guide roller assembly, in or out as required to obtain a flush fit of the door to the body. The upper guide roller assembly rides freely within the upper track on the body. The bracket assembly and upper guide do not support the sliding door.IN OR OUT-FRONT LOWER
The lower edge of the sliding door is adjusted by loosening the adjusting nut on the lower guide assembly and moving the door in or out as required to obtain a flush fit. The lower guide vertical roller is a load bearing roller and should roll easily within the lower track as the sliding door is opened or closed.STRIKER REAR LATCH
Adjusting the striker in or out will position the rear edge of the sliding door as required to obtain the proper fit to the body.
The striker adjusts in or out only. Up and down adjustment is obtained with the rear hinge and lower front guide.FORE OR AFT
To adjust the sliding door fore and aft, the three bolts retaining the center door hinge to the door may be loosened and the hinge adjusted fore and aft as required.
Some up and down adjustments may be obtained from the center hinge by moving the center hinge strap up or down as desired, prior to securing the retainer bolts. The vertical hinge rollers within the body center track assembly must be parallel to the top of the track and maintain a minimum clearance of 0.040 in. (1mm) from the top of the track for smooth operation.