Toyota Previa 1991-1997 Repair Information

Tailgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Open the tailgate completely.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the tailgate assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the tailgate internal components

  1. Remove the inner trim panel.
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  3. Disengage the electrical connector from the combination light and the electric solenoid as required. Remove the harness and position out of the way.
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  5. Scribe the hinge location on the tailgate to aid in installation.
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  7. Disconnect the damper stay from the tailgate and position out of the way. Disconnect the rear defroster wiring, if equipped.
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  9. Remove the tailgate-to-hinge bolts and remove the tailgate from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the tailgate on the vehicle and align the scribe marks.
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  3. Install the tailgate-to-hinge bolts and secure tightly.
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  5. Install the damper stay to the tailgate attaching the upper end to the tailgate first.
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  7. Reconnect the electrical harness as required.
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  9. Install the interior trim panel.
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  11. Close the tailgate slowly to check for proper alignment, and adjust as required.
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ALIGNMENT



See Figures 3, 4 and 5

To adjust the door in forward/rearward and left/right directions, loosen the hinge bolts and position the tailgate as required and secure.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the tailgate hinge bolts and adjust the left/right and vertical positions

To adjust the door in forward/rearward and vertical directions, loosen the body side hinge nuts to adjust.



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Fig. Fig. 4: Loosen the body side hinge nuts to adjust the forward/rearward and vertical directions

To adjust the side female stopper:

  1. Loosen the stopper mounting bolts, then using a plastic tipped hammer, tap the striker to adjust.
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Fig. Fig. 5: The tailgate female stopper is the adjusted in the up/down positions

To adjust the tailgate lock striker:

  1. Remove the 2 screws (on each end) from the back door scuff plate, then carefully pull to release it.
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Be careful not to damage the clip during removal.

  1. Check that the door fit and linkages are adjusted correctly.
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  3. Loosen the striker mounting screws to adjust.
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  5. Using a plastic tipped hammer, tap the striker to adjust. Secure the bolts.
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