REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Open the door and support it securely.
- Matchmark the position of the upper and lower hinges on the door.
On doors equipped with power operated components, proceed as follows.
- Remove the door trim panel, insulator pad (if so equipped) and inner panel water deflector.
- Disconnect the wiring harness from all components in door.
- Remove rubber conduit from door, then remove wire harness from door through conduit access hole.
- Tape the area around the door pillar and body pillar (below the upper hinge) with cloth backed body tape.
- Loosen all hinge nuts and bolts.
- Support door with a floor jack, or an assistant, remove the retaining bolts and or nuts. It is best to have someone help hold the door while the bolts are removed.
- Carefully remove the door from the vehicle.
- Have an assistant help you position the door to the vehicle, then tighten the door mounting nuts/bolts.
- Check for proper alignment of the door to the body and lock-to-striker adjustment.
- Adjust the door, as necessary, by loosening the door mounted nuts and maneuvering the door to the proper position.
- Install the retaining nuts/bolts and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
- Remove the body tape from the door and body pillars.
If equipped with power operated components, perform the following:
- Route the wiring harness through the conduit access hole.
- Install the remove rubber conduit on the door.
- Attach all of the electrical connectors to their respective components.
- Install the water deflector, insulator pad and trim panel.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
See Figures 3, 4 and 5
- Loosen the door striker. On some models, the striker itself is turned with a Torx® head tool while others use 2 bolts to retain the striker.
- Tighten the bolts finger-tight, so you can move striker with light force.
- Hold the outside handle and gently push door against body to ensure a proper fit.
- Unlatch and open the door.
- Tighten the striker.
- Check the alignment, repeat as steps as necessary.
- Touch up the painted area so that unprotected metal doesn't show, in order to avoid rust.
See Figure 6
Adjust the door fore-aft or up-down as follows with the following procedure.
- Loosen nuts and move door to front or rear as necessary.
- Loosen bolts and move door in, out, up or down as necessary.
- Adjust the door hinges until the door and body edges are parallel and the door is flush-to- 1 / 16 inch (1.6mm) out from the fender. It may be necessary to repeat the steps a few times to obtain the best alignment.