Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Doors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front door components-1983-91 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the front door components-1992-96 models


WARNING
The doors are heavier than they appear. Support the door from the bottom and use a helper during removal and installation. Do not allow the door to sag while partially attached and do not subject the door to impact or twisting motions.

  1. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. If equipped with power door locks, windows or any other power option located on the door, remove the inner door panel and disconnect the electrical component.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wire harness retainers and extract the harness from the door.
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  7. Use a floor jack padded with rags or soft lumber to support the door at its lower midpoint. Use a felt tip marker to outline the hinge position on the door.
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  9. Disconnect the door check rod. To prevent the rod from falling inside the door, install the retainer into the hole in the end of the check rod.
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  11. Have a helper support the door, keeping it upright at all times. Remove the bolts holding the upper and lower hinge to the door.
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  13. Using two people, lift the door clear of the car.
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  15. The door hinge may be removed from the body if necessary.
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To install:
  1. If the door hinge is removed from the body, reinstall it and tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Place the door in position and support it. Use the jack to fine tune the position until the bolt holes and matchmark (hinge outline) align.
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  5. Apply an appropriate amount of multipurpose grease to the lower hinge and cam sliding area. Using engine oil, lubricate between the lower hinge pin and the roller.
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  7. Install the hinge bolts and nuts. Tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  9. If all has gone well, the door should almost be in the original position. Refer to the door adjustment procedures to align the door and body. It may be necessary to loosen the hinge bolts and reposition the door; remember to retighten them each time or the door will shift out of place.
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  11. Once adjusted, connect the door check lever and install the pin. Install the hinge covers if any were removed.
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  13. Route the wiring harness(es) into the body and connect them to their leads.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  17. Test the operation of any electrical components in the door (locks, mirrors, speakers, etc.) and test drive the car, checking the door for air leaks and rattles.
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ADJUSTMENT



See Figure 3

Front

To adjust the door in forward, rearward and vertical directions, perform the following adjustment:

  1. Loosen the body side hinge bolts or nuts.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Front door adjustment

  1. Adjust the door to the desired position.
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  3. Secure the body side hinge bolts or nuts and check the door for proper alignment. Tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  4.  

To adjust the door in left, right and vertical directions, perform the following adjustments:

  1. Loosen the door side hinge bolts slightly.
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  3. Adjust the door to the desired position.
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  5. Secure the door side hinge bolts and check the door for proper alignment. Tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  6.  

To adjust the door lock striker, perform the following procedure:

  1. Check that the door fit and the door lock linkages are adjusted properly.
  2.  
  3. Slightly loosen the striker mounting screws and tap striker with a hammer until the desired position is obtained.
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  5. Tighten the striker mounting screws.
  6.  

Rear

See Figures 4, 5 and 6

To adjust the door in the forward/rearward and vertical directions perform the following:

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion and rear seat back.
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  3. Remove the roof side inner garnish.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear seat side garnish.
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  7. Unscrew and remove the front door scuff plate.
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  9. Remove the center pillar lower garnish.
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  11. Loosen the body side hinge nuts to adjust. Tighten them to 21 ft. lbs. 928 Nm).
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  13. Install the center pillar lower garnish.
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  15. Secure the front door scuff plate.
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  17. Install the rear seat side garnish.
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  19. Attach the roof side inner garnish.
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  21. Install the rear seatback and rear seat cushion. Tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 4: Rear door adjustment

To adjust the door in the left/right and vertical positions perform the following:

  1. Loosen the door side hinge bolts to adjust.
  2.  
  3. Substitue the standard bolt for the centering the bolt. Tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  4.  

To adjust the door lock striker, perform the following procedure:

  1. Check that the door fit and the door lock linkages are adjusted properly.
  2.  
  3. Slightly loosen the striker mounting screws and tap striker with a hammer until the desired position is obtained.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the striker mounting screws.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the rear door components-1983-91 models



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Fig. Fig. 6: Exploded view of the rear door components-1992-96 models

 
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