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.
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  5. Disconnect the electrical wiring harnesses (after disconnecting the negative battery cable).
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  7. Remove the door check bar retaining pin.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Door removal/installation

  1. Matchmark the positioning of the door hinges to the door hinge pillar.
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  3. Remove the lower hinge-to-door bolts.
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  5. Remove the upper hinge-to-door bolts and lift the door from the vehicle.
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  7. If the hinges are being replaced, remove them from the door pillar.
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  9. Install the door and hinges with the bolts finger tight.
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  11. Adjust the door and tighten the hinge bolts to 16-22 ft. lbs. (22-30 Nm).
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If the door being removed is going to be replaced, and its internal components (glass and regulator, latch etc.) are to be used in the replacement door, it may be easier to remove the parts while the door is still mounted on the vehicle.

ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 5 and 6

Loosen the hinge-to-door bolts for lateral adjustment only. Loosen the hinge-to-body bolts for both lateral and vertical adjustments.

  1. Determine which hinge bolts are to be loosened and back them out just enough to allow movement.
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  3. To move the door safely, use a padded pry bar. When the door is in the proper position, tighten the bolts to specification and check the door operation. There should be no binding or interference when the door is closed and opened.
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  5. Door closing adjustment can also be affected by the position of the lock striker plate. Loosen the striker plate bolts and move the striker plate just enough to permit proper closing and locking of the door.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Before moving the door lock striker, mark its original position for future reference ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then loosen the attaching bolts. Move it to a new position, tighten the bolts and close the door

 
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