Mazda Trucks 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Doors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Navajo and B Series Pick-up Models

See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the Explorer/Mountaineer front door hinge assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the Explorer/Mountaineer rear door hinge assembly

  1. If replacing the door with a stripped unit, remove all usable components from the old door.
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  3. If removing the rear door (Explorer), remove the scuff plate and center panel trim panel. Remove the upper and lower hinge access cover plate if equipped, and matchmark the hinge-to-body and hinge-to-door location. Support the door either on jackstands or have somebody hold it for you.
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  5. Remove the lower hinge-to-door bolts.
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  7. Remove the upper hinge-to-door bolts and lift the door off the hinges.
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  9. If the hinges are being replaced, remove them from the door pillar.
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To install:
  1. If they were removed, install the hinges in the same position as before removal. Tighten the bolts finger tight.
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  3. Position the door on the hinges and install the bolts finger tight.
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  5. Install all previously removed hardware to the new door before adjustments are made.
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  7. Install the trim panel and scuff plate if they were removed.
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  9. Adjust the door and tighten all retaining bolts.
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  11. Install the hinge access cover plates.
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MPV Models

See Figure 4

  1. Matchmark the hinge-to-body and hinge-to-door locations. Support the door either on jackstands or have somebody help hold and support it for you.
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  3. Remove the door check bar, by first removing the interior door trim panel and door mounted radio speaker.