Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Tailgate/Back Door

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Van


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the back door assembly-Van



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Fig. Fig. 2 Before removing the tailgate (back door), the damper shocks must be removed



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Fig. Fig. 3 Have an assistant help hold the door when you remove the shocks on each side

  1. Place a wooden block or equivalent under the door for protection and support it with a floor jack.
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  3. Disconnect the air (shock absorber) damper stays from the rear door assembly.
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  5. With the help of an assistant, hold the door steady on the floor jack while removing the top back door hinge retaining nuts.
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  7. Carefully lower the jack and lower the door down to ground level and carefully remove it from the jack.
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  9. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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Cressida
  1. Place a wooden block or equivalent under the door for protection and support it with a floor jack.
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  3. Disconnect the air (shock absorber) damper stays from the rear door assembly. Remove the damper stay upper end from the back door. Remove the damper stay lower end from the body.
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  5. With the help of an assistant, hold the door steady on the floor jack while removing the top back door hinge retaining nuts.
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  7. Carefully lower the jack and lower the door down to ground level and carefully remove it from the jack.
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  9. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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ADJUSTMENT



Van


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Fig. Fig. 4 To adjust the back door forward/rearward and left/right, loosen the hinge bolts-Van



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Fig. Fig. 5 Loosen the striker setscrews and tap the striker with a hammer to adjust

  1. To adjust the door in the forward/rearward and left/right directions, loosen the door hinge bolts and move the door to the desired position.
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  3. Adjust the door lock striker (check that the door fit and door lock linkages are adjusted correctly) as necessary by slightly loosening the striker mounting screws, and hitting the striker lightly with a hammer or equivalent. Tighten the striker mounting screws.
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Cressida
  1. To make the door forward and rearward and left/right directions:
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Adjust the door by loosening the door side hinge bolts or body side hinge nuts.

  1. To make the door vertical adjustment use the following procedure:
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Adjust the door by increasing or decreasing the number of shims. Be sure not to use more than 3 shims to adjust. When adjusting, apply body sealer between the shim and the body.

  1. Check the door fit and door lock hinges are adjusted correctly. Adjust the door lock striker by loosening the screws.
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