Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Tailgate

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DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY



Cressida
1983-87 Models


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the tailgate assembly-1983-87 Cressida

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the 6 door panel clips. Pry between the trim retainers and door panel to pry the door panel loose.
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  3. Remove the 3 lock protector retaining bolts and the protector.
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  5. Disconnect the control links from the door lock and door lock cylinder. Unplug the connector from the solenoid. Remove the 3 bolts, screw and door lock control with the solenoid.
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  7. Remove the 4 nuts from the outside handle and door lock cylinder. Unplug the connector from the door lock cylinder. Pull out the outside finish panel molding. Remove the outside handle and door lock cylinder from the molding.
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  9. Remove the connector from the door lock. Remove the 3 bolts and the door lock.
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To assemble:
  1. Install the door lock with the 3 bolts. Attach the connector to the door lock.
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  3. Install the outside handle and door lock cylinder to the outside finish panel molding.
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  5. Place the outside finish panel molding in position. Install the 4 nuts. Attach the connector to the door lock cylinder. Place the door lock control with the solenoid in position. Be careful of the outside handle lever position.
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  7. Tighten the 3 bolts and screw. Connect the links to the door lock and door lock cylinder. Attach the connector to the door lock solenoid.
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  9. Install the door lock protector and 3 bolts. Install the door trim with the clips inside the door panel by tapping. Be sure to adjust the back door.
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Van


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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the tailgate assembly-Van



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Fig. Fig. 3 When disassembling the tailgate, unscrew and remove the inside door handle-Van



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Fig. Fig. 4 Disconnect all linkages and remove the inside door handle set bolts-Van



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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the door lock control set bolts-Van

  1. Remove the back door locking knob. Remove the back door inside handle. Remove the back door inside handle bezel.
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  3. Remove the door trim panel. Remove the service hole cover.
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  5. Disconnect the following linkages;
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    1. The back door control motor
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    3. The back door lock cylinder control
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    5. The back door lock remote control
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    7. The back door open control
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  7. Remove the back door inside handle retaining bolts and remove the handle.
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  9. Remove the back door lock control set bolts and disengage the connector.
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  11. Remove the back door lock motor connector and remove the motor retaining bolts.
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  13. Remove the child proof lock. Remove the outside handle nuts and retaining clips. Remove the handle.
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To assemble:
  1. Install the outside handle along with nuts and retaining clips. Install the child proof lock.
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  3. Install the back door lock motor and retaining bolts. Reattach the motor connector.
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  5. Install the back door lock control connector along with the 3 set bolts.
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  7. Install the inside back door handle assembly along with the 3 set bolts.
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  9. Connect the following linkages;
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    1. The back door control motor
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    3. The back door lock cylinder control
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    5. The back door lock remote control
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    7. The back door open control
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  11. Install the service hole cover.
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  13. Install the door trim panel.
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  15. Install back door inside handle bezel and handle. Install the door locking knob. Adjust the door.
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