Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Doors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Pull the door stopper pin upward while pushing in on the claw. Leave the claw raised after removing the pin.
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  3. Place a wooden block, rubber pad or other soft surface under the door for protection, then support it with a floor jack.
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  5. Remove the door mounting bolts, then remove the door. Special box wrenches are available to make accessing door hinge bolts easier
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the door as necessary to achieve proper fit and prevent body interference.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Front door hinge assembly

ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5

Since the centering bolt is used as the door hinge set bolt, the door cannot be adjusted with it installed. Replace the bolt with one which contains a washer, refer to the necessary illustration



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Fig. Fig. 2: Adjustment bolt

  1. To adjust the door in the forward/rearward and vertical directions, loosen the body side hinge bolts, then move the door to the desired position.
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  3. To adjust the door in the left/right and vertical direction, loosen the door side hinge bolts, then move the door to the desired position.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Front door forward/rearward adjustment



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Fig. Fig. 4: Front door up and down adjustment

  1. Adjust the door lock striker as necessary by slightly loosening the striker mounting screws, and hitting the striker lightly with a rubber or brass mallet. Tighten the striker mounting scr