Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Sliding Side Door

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DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY





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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the sliding door assembly components-Van



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Fig. Fig. 2 When disassembling the sliding door, pry the door trim panel off the shell. Try not to break any clips



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Fig. Fig. 3 To remove the center roller on the sliding door, first loosen the three set bolts, support the door panel and remove the rail molding



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Fig. Fig. 4 To remove the door panel, slide the door toward the rear, then remove the upper roller from the cut-out part of the upper rail



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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the center rail clips with a flat bladed tool on the sliding door-Van



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Fig. Fig. 6 Unfasten the set bolts, then remove the center rail



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Fig. Fig. 7 Unbolt the sliding door lock remote control assembly and door control motor



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Fig. Fig. 8 Unscrew and remove the inside door handle-Van



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Fig. Fig. 9 Pull the sliding door lock assembly out of the door shell-Van

  1. Remove the door trim panel as follows:
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    1. Unscrew the door locking button.
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    3. Remove the slide door open stopper.
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    5. Remove the upper door trim.
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    7. Remove the door trim panel.
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  3. Remove the service hole cover.
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  5. Remove the 3 center roller set bolts. Place a wooden block or equivalent under the door for protection and support it with a floor jack.
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  7. After removing the rail molding, remove the roller toward the rear.
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  9. Remove the door panel.
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  11. Remove the lower roller 3 set bolts. Place a wooden block or equivalent under the door for protection and support it with a floor jack.
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  13. Slide the door toward the rear side. Remove the upper roller from the cut-out part of the upper rail.
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  15. Remove the upper rail. To remove the center rail, insert a prybar between the retainers and the door panel and pry it loose. After removing the set bolts, remove the center rail.
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  17. Remove the upper roller from the door panel and remove the lower roller from the door rail.
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  19. Remove the door lock remote control and door lock motor after removing their retaining bolts.
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  21. Disconnect the following linkages:
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    1. The rear slide door lock cylinder
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    3. The front slide door lock open control
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    5. The door motor control
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  23. Remove the slide door outside handle. Remove the slide door inside handle. Remove the rear and front slide door locks.
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  25. After connecting the cable, install the front and rear slide door locks.
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To assemble:
  1. Install the slide door inside and outside handles.
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  3. Connect the following linkages:
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    1. The rear slide door lock cylinder
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    3. The front slide door lock open control
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    5. The door motor control
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  5. Install the door lock remote control and door lock motor along with the retaining nuts.
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  7. Adjust the slide door lock remote control as follows:
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    1. Adjust the remote control so there is about 0.20 in. (5mm) play in the inside handle.
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    3. Loosen the rear lock cable adjusting screw and lightly pull the cable until it is snug. Then return it about 0.04 in. (1mm) and tighten it down.
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    5. Loosen the remote control cable adjusting screw and lightly pull the cable until it is snug. Then return it about 0.04 (1mm).
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Make the adjustment with the clamp for the cable and inner panel installed.

  1. When operating the outside and inside handles, check that the front and rear locks release smoothly.
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  3. Install the lower roller to the door rail and center roller to the door panel.
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  5. Install the center rail and the set bolts. Install the rear quarter trim. Install the upper rail.
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  7. Install the bolts of the lower roller. Install the upper roller from the cut-out part of the upper rail.
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  9. While pulling on the door panel, install the center roller parallel with rail.
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  11. Install the service hole cover.
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  13. Install the door trim and upper door trim and upper door trim. Install the slide door open stopper. Install the door locking button.
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