REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Front and rear doors may be removed using the same procedure.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Support the door, by placing a floor jack and a piece of wood underneath the door.
- Remove the bolts from the door stop arm.
- Rotate the collar on the main wiring harness connector to unplug it. Unplug any other applicable wiring connectors.
- Matchmark the location of the hinges on the door.
- Remove the hinge bolts and remove the door assembly.
- Position the door into place and finger tighten the hinge bolts.
- Align the door with the hinge marks made earlier and tighten the bolts to 19-25 ft. lbs. (25-35 Nm).
- Attach the wiring connectors.
- Attach the door stop arm and tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
- Remove the supporting jack.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
Inspect the door-to-body gap. The gap should be even and minimal around the entire door opening area and the door should open and close smoothly. If it the door has uneven gaps or opening and closing the door does not feel smooth, an adjustment is most likely necessary.Door Alignment
- Determine which hinge should be loosened to move the door in the desired direction.
- Loosen the hinge bolts just enough to permit movement of the door with a padded prybar (if necessary).
- Move the door to the desired position and tighten the hinge bolts to 19-25 ft. lbs. (25-35 Nm).
- Repeat the procedure until the door is aligned as desired.
See Figure 6
- Loosen the striker plate retaining bolts.
- Rotate the striker until the door opens smoothly.
- Tighten the striker bolts to 17-20 ft. lbs. (22-28 Nm).
- Repeat if necessary.