GM Lumina/Silhouette/Transport APVs 1990-1999 Repair Guide

Front Doors

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION



  1. If equipped with power door components, disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the inner door trim panels.
  4.  
  5. If so equipped, unplug the electrical connectors from the power door components and remove the electrical harness from the door.
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  7. Using a suitable tool, etch the position of the door, relative to the hinges, to aid when reinstalling.
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  9. With an assistant supporting the door, unfasten the hinge-to-door bolts, then remove the door from the vehicle.
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See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front door assembly

To install:
  1. With the aid of an assistant, reposition the door and reinstall the hinge to door bolts.
  2.  
  3. If so equipped, install the electrical harness to the door and attach the electrical connectors to the power door components.
  4.  
  5. Install the inner trim door panel.
  6.  
  7. Adjust the door for proper fit.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

ADJUSTMENT



  1. Adjust the door so that all gaps between the door and body panel are equal and the door closes easily.
  2.  
  3. Make sure the door surface is flush with the body surface.
  4.  
  5. Refer to the accompanying figure to alignment specifications.
  6.  

See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: View of the measurements necessary to align the door for a proper fit to the body

 
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