sliding door roller

sliding door roller

Postby duranged_rt [OP] » May 1st 2011, 6:20pm

alright so, my father in law gave me a 95 safari for free. my durango get 7.5 mpg so he thought i might need than van to save some money. the sliding door has the dreaded center roller prob. this thing is shot. the van is a rockwood conversion and is in pretty decent shape just some minor work to do. i have thought about just knocking out the pin the door will close all the way but have only had the thing since saturday evening. just long enough to dump some gas in it and plate the thing. i need to know if anyone has replaced the center roller and where they got the part. mine is welded in so im assuming i can knock out the pin and replace. just need to know where to get the roller side. any help would be great!

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Re: sliding door roller

Postby RECox286 » May 1st 2011, 8:44pm

My suggestion would be to scour the JY's for a good assy, and just swap. It's an easy, cheap solution.

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Re: sliding door roller

Postby a2l1 » May 2nd 2011, 4:57am

I never replaced the rollers when mine were bad and the operation of the slider was a problem. I removed the slider cover plate on the outside of the van. and with a pry bar I bent the lower lip of the channel up all along the side channel then replaced the cover. It has been several months now and I have had not a single issue with it. The slider works fine no hang ups or any problem. May not be the the best solution but is was easy and inexpensive, cost $0 and I was able to lube the entire channel as well.


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Re: sliding door roller

Postby duranged_rt [OP] » May 2nd 2011, 4:06pm

well the rollers are almost completely gone. the plastic bushings are all but gone too. ive thought about removing them and bending the track but would rather do it the right way. may hit a jy before weeks end.
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Re: sliding door roller

Postby duranged_rt [OP] » May 12th 2011, 3:17pm

alrighty so heres how it goes. 45 minute job. its fixed and works great.
1. removed 3 torx holding door latch. dont worry it wont fall in.
2. prop door up. i did it with my foot.
3. squeeze pin lock in middle of pin. tap pin out with hammer.
4. slide roller to corner. mine was off but.....
5. shut door.
total 5 minutes tops.

6. drive to junk yard 10 minutes.
7. do 1 - 5 again. 5 minutes.
8. pay my $5 for part. yeah, $5. could have gotten a foot long, but i need door fixed.
9. drive home 10 minutes.
total 25 minutes. plus listening to larry, daryll, and daryll gab, but that doesnt count.

10. clean and lube the heck out of old part.
11. open door and prop with foot.
12. slide part in at corner.
13. align pin and tap in with hammer.
14. put in 3 torx. done!
total 5 minutes again

15. clean and lube the rest of tracks; top, bottom, and middle.
total 10 minutes.

total time 45 minutes or so. slides like a champ now!
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Re: sliding door roller

Postby Bis » May 24th 2011, 3:08am

This may not be a deal-breaker but your forgot to list the time it took you to do:

10. clean and lube the heck out of old part.


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