GM Full Size Vans 1967-1986 Repair Guide

Front Doors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the door hinges and its retainers



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the door trim panel and handle assemblies

  1. Remove the door trim panel and disconnect the electrical wiring harness from the door (if equipped).
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  3. Remove the kick panel (if equipped).
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  5. Remove the hinge bolt cover plate. Mark the position of the hinges on the door and the door pillar.
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  7. Support the door and remove the door frame-to-hinge bolts.
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  9. Remove the door from the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the hinge to door bolts and remove the hinges from the door.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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ADJUSTMENT



Special tool J-23457-A #50 Torx Wrench, or its equivalent is required to perform this procedure.

  1. Remove the lock striker protector screw.
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  3. Remove the lock striker protector.
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  5. Remove the spring.
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  7. Remove the door striker using tool J-23457-A.
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  9. Remove the spacer.
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  11. Remove the kick panel (if equipped).
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  13. Remove the hinge bolt cover screw.
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  15. Remove the hinge bolt cover.
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Loosen the door hinge bolts as needed to adjust the door. Adjust the door up or down, forward or rearward, and in or out at the door hinges.

  1. Adjust the door to obtain a gap of 0.16-0.20 in. (4.1-5.1mm) between the front door and the roof panel.
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  3. The gap between the rocker panel and the front door at its base should be 0.23-0.27 in. (5.85-6.85mm).
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  5. Adjust the door to obtain a gap of 0.16-0.20 in. (4.1-5.1mm) between the doors rear edge and the rear door pillar.
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  7. The gap between the door's front edge and the rear edge of the fender should be 0.16-0.20 in. (4.1-5.1mm).
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  9. Tighten the door hinge bolts that were loosened.
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  11. Reverse the removal procedure of the remaining component parts for installation.
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