Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Doors

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Adjustment



Cargo Door
  1. Remove the C-pillar trim to access the bolts attaching the cargo door.
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  3. Support the door with a padded floor jack.
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  5. For up/down or fore/aft adjustment, loosen the applicable C-pillar to hinge bolts and move the door to the correct position.
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  7. For in/out adjustment, loosen the applicable hinge to door fasteners and move the door to the correct position.
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  9. Proper torque for this hardware is 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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Fore & Aft

Fore/aft (lateral) door adjustment is done by loosening the hinge to cowl screws one hinge at a time. Then, move the door to the correct position.

  1. Support the door with a padded floor jack.
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  3. Loosen the applicable hinge to cowl screws. Move the door to the correct position.
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  5. Tighten the screws.
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In & Out

In/out door adjustment is done by loosening the hinge to door fasteners. Then, move the door to the correct position.

  1. Support the door with a padded floor jack.
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  3. Loosen the applicable hinge to door fasteners. Move the door to the correct position.
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  5. Tighten the fasteners.
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Up & Down

In/out door adjustment is done by loosening the hinge to cowl fasteners at both hinges. Then move the door to the correct position.

  1. Support the door with a padded floor jack.
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  3. Loosen the applicable hinge to cowl fasteners at both hinges. Move the door to the correct position.
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  5. Tighten the fasteners.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Open the door.
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  3. Ram: remove the cowl trim panel.
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  5. Disengage the door wire harness connector.
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  7. Ram: remove the hidden bolts attaching the door hinge to the hinge pillar behind the cowl panel.
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  9. Using a suitable marker, mark the outline of the door hinges on the hinge pillar to aid installation.
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  11. Support the door with a suitable lifting device.
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  13. Remove the hardware attaching the lower door hinge to the hinge pillar.
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  15. While holding the door steady on a lift, remove the bolts attaching he upper door hinge to the hinge pillar.
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  17. Remove the door from the vehicle.
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  19. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the hinge hardware to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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Fig. Door hinge hidden bolt-Ram



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Fig. Door hinge to pillar hardware-typical



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Fig. Door hinge assembly

 
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