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    Sliding Door Adjustment

    Anyone have documentation on how to adjust the sliding doors on 4th Gen?
    Need to have it close a little tighter in the front of door.
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBB
    Anyone have documentation on how to adjust the sliding doors on 4th Gen?
    Need to have it close a little tighter in the front of door.
    Thanks,
    The top hinge is adjustable - in/out.
    Here is a link to a looooonnngggg thread - kind of a 'catchall' for sliding doors ....... there are several service procedures recommended Re the adjustable top hinge.
    http://www.allpar.com/forums/index.p...T&f=16&t=25036

    If/when you get it fixed, pls post back what steps you took to make it close better. -- willperk

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    This is from the 2002 Factory Service Manual and for the MANUAL DOORS ONLY. If you want the adjustment for POWER DOORS, let me know:


    ADJUSTMENTS
    SLIDING DOOR ADJUSTMENTS
    NOTE: For power sliding door procedures refer to
    POWER SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM in the ELECTRI-CAL
    section.
    PRELIMINARY CHECKS
    (1) Close the sliding door, visually checking C-post
    striker alignment entry into latch. Striker at this
    point must not affect alignment. Striker should go
    straight into the latching mechanism.
    (2) On vehicles with left sliding doors, check the
    fuel door blocker striker entry into latch. Striker at
    this point must not affect alignment.
    (3) Check C-post and B-post for door to aperture
    gaps and door to door gaps. All gaps should be 5 mm
    1 mm.
    (4) Check door for height using character lines as
    a reference. Also check roof contour as a controlling
    factor.
    Using the procedures noted below, adjust the side
    door in the order the individual steps are called out.
    DOOR FLUSHNESS ADJUSTMENT
    (1) Check sliding door flushness at the C-pillar
    striker.
    (2) Adjust the C-pillar striker in or out until the
    door is flush.
    (3) Check upper B-pillar flushness to A-pillar
    cover.
    (4) Loosen one nut on upper hinge and adjust door
    in or out until the door is flush.
    (5) Check flushness at upper C-pillar.
    (6) If upper C-pillar flushness is out of specifica-tion
    use a heavy rubber mallet on the door assembly
    until door is in specifications.
    DOOR GAP ADJUSTMENT - UP/DOWN
    (1) Visually inspect the sliding door for fitting low
    at the top of the door by checking the alignment of
    the top contour of the door to the quarter panel.
    (2) Fully open the sliding door.
    (3) Verify that all center hinge bolts are tight.
    (4) Adjust the rear of the sliding door up by turn-ing
    the center hinge bolt clockwise (Fig. 13).
    (5) Close the door and check the sliding door align-ment.
    (6) Adjust the front of the sliding door up by
    adjusting lower hinge bolts.
    (7) Open door half way and remove lower hinge
    bolt access plug.
    (8) Loosen bolts as necessary to move the front of
    door up or down.
    (9) Check the upper hinge for possible bind, adjust
    as necessary.
    (10) Close the door and check the sliding door
    alignment.
    (11) Fully open door and apply thread lock nut
    onto the center hinge bolt. Tighten nut until till it
    butts up against the welded nut on the center hinge.
    Tighten nut to 15 Nm (130 in. lbs.). It may be nec-essary
    to hold the center hinge bolt to prevent it
    from turning while tightening nut.
    (12) Verify alignment, adjust as necessary.
    DOOR GAP ADJUSTMENT - FORE/AFT
    (1) Check height of sliding door at the B-post and
    C-post to determine which area is contributing the
    greatest to the incorrect gaps.
    (2) If the sliding door is high at the C-post;
    (a) Open the door to mid-point of travel.
    (b) Mark outline of center hinge on sliding door
    to assist in making adjustments.
    (c) Loosen center hinge bolts (Fig. 13).
    (d) Move hinge fore or aft to position the sliding
    door into the correct location.
    (e) Tighten center hinge bolts.
    (f) Verify alignmen, adjust as necessary.
    (3) If the sliding door is low at the B-post;
    (a) Remove access plug in the sliding door trim
    panel.
    (b) Open the door to mid-point of travel.
    (c) Mark outline of lower roller arm bracket on
    sliding door to assist in making adjustments.
    (d) Loosen lower roller arm bracket bolts (Fig.
    14).
    (e) Move hinge downward to raise the door.
    (f) Tighten lower roller arm bracket bolts.
    (g) Verify alignment, adjust as necessary.
    (4) If the sliding door is low at the C-post;
    (a) Open the door to mid-point of travel.
    (b) Mark outline of center hinge on sliding door
    to assist in making adjustments.
    (c) Adjust the adjustment bolt up or down to
    move the door position. (Fig. 13).
    (d) Move hinge downward to raise the door.
    (e) Tighten center hinge bolts.
    (f) Verify alignment adjust as necessary.
    (5) If the sliding door is high at the B-post;
    (a) Remove access plug in the sliding door trim
    panel.
    (b) Open the door to mid-point of travel.
    (c) Mark outline of lower roller arm bracket on
    sliding door to assist in making adjustments.
    (d) Loosen lower roller arm bracket bolts (Fig.
    14).
    (e) Move hinge upward to raise the door.
    (f) Tighten lower roller arm bracket bolts.
    (g) Verify alignment, adjust as necessary.
    DOOR SEAL COMPRESSION
    (1) First check Gap & Flush (Refer to 23 - BODY/
    BODY STRUCTURE/GAP AND FLUSH - SPECIFI-CATIONS).
    Check seal compression near the middle
    of the door even with the latch assembly. Using a
    piece of paper, place it across door seal and close
    door. Pull paper out of door opening. If paper tears
    setting is to tight, if paper slides thought to easily
    the compression is insufficient and needs to be
    adjusted.
    (2) Adjust seal compression at the top of the
    B-post seal;
    (a) Open door to mid-point of travel.
    (b) Mark outline of upper roller arm on door to
    assist in making adjustments.
    (c) Loosen bolts attaching upper roller arm to
    door (Fig. 9).
    (d) Decrease the length of the upper roller arm
    to increase seal compression.
    (e) Increase the length of the upper roller arm to
    decrease seal compression.
    (f) Tighten all upper roller arm bolts.
    (g) Verify door alignment, adjust as necessary.
    (3) Adjust seal compression at the bottom of B-post
    seal.
    (a) Open door to mid-point of travel.
    (b) Mark outline of lower roller arm on lower
    roller arm bracket to assist in making adjustments
    (Fig. 15).
    (c) Loosen bolts holding lower roller arm to
    lower roller arm bracket.
    (d) Pivot lower roller arm toward center of vehi-cle
    to decrease seal compression.
    (e) Pivot lower roller arm outward to increase
    seal compression.
    (f) Tighten lower roller arm bolts.
    (g) Verify alignment, adjust as necessary.
    NOTE: Adjusting seal compression at the B-post
    can affect door flushness the C-post.
    STABILIZER ADJUSTMENT - UPPER/LOWER
    (1) Open sliding door.
    (2) Loosen the bolts holding the male stabilizers to
    the sliding door enough that the stabilizers can move
    with some effort.
    (3) Close and then reopen sliding door.
    (4) Tighten all stabilizers bolts.
    STABILIZER
    REMOVAL
    (1) Open sliding door.
    (2) Remove screws attaching stabilizer to door end
    frame (Fig. 16).
    (3) Remove stabilizer from vehicle.
    INSTALLATION
    (1) Place stabilizer in position on vehicle.
    NOTE: Loose install screws first. Fit should be
    snug but free to move when closing door to align to
    body half stabilizer.
    (2) Install screws attaching stabilizer to door end
    frame.
    (3) Open door and final tighten screws.
    (4) Verify sliding door operation.
    STABILIZER SOCKET
    REMOVAL
    (1) Open sliding door.
    (2) Remove screws holding stabilizer socket to
    B-pillar (Fig. 17).
    (3) Remove stabilizer socket from vehicle.
    INSTALLATION
    (1) Place stabilizer socket in position on vehicle.
    (2) Install screws to hold stabilizer socket to B-pil-lar.
    Tighten nuts to 5 Nm (45 in. lbs.) torque.
    (3) Close sliding door and verify operation.
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