Sliding Door

Sliding Door

Postby rlhogg [OP] » October 11th 2020, 1:37am

How do I remove and replace a sliding door?
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Re: Sliding Door

Postby sixsix » October 11th 2020, 2:17am

It is a fairly involved process - have you searched at all on the Forum here?
Or maybe a Youtoob video will help - it's all out there.
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Re: Sliding Door

Postby rlhogg [OP] » October 11th 2020, 2:32am

The You Tube posts are quite misleading and I cd not find a single one that actually showed how to remove the door--safely. Someone somewhere mentioned using a shop crane to hold it up wch, luckily, I have, since I may be working alone. I have a used replacement door wch I hope will fit alright. Mine is a 2005 AWD model.
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Re: Sliding Door

Postby markmitch » October 11th 2020, 2:52am

You get a buddy to help, then take the bottom bolts out of the roller portion then take the top bolts out and have your buddy hole it then it comes right off. I have done it by myself but I used an old blanket to set it on when I removed it. You will have to take the plastic trim off the door to get to the bolts.
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Re: Sliding Door

Postby Leeann_93 » October 11th 2020, 3:39am

Yep, what Mark said. My husband and I took one off at the junkyard that way, then took the one off the ‘99 and put the replacement on. Just the two of us, no lift or anything.
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Re: Sliding Door

Postby sixsix » October 11th 2020, 1:58pm

sixsix wrote:It is a fairly involved process - have you searched at all on the Forum here?
Or maybe a Youtoob video will help - it's all out there.

rlhogg wrote:The You Tube posts are quite misleading and I cd not find a single one that actually showed how to remove the door--safely. Someone somewhere mentioned using a shop crane to hold it up wch, luckily, I have, since I may be working alone. I have a used replacement door wch I hope will fit alright. Mine is a 2005 AWD model.


Well... I stand corrected - went looking on the toob too - could not find ****. Well, I did find that...

Our Van is a '92 - Gen I - the Center Roller set is easier to do on a Gen II from what I understand.
Here's where we worked on our side door. Did not remove it, but took both front rollers off and cleaned.
Rested the door on a 5 gallon bucket.
https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p570858

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And... after looking at it again - never pulled the top arm off, just cleaned and lubed the roller.
But, it should be obvious - there's just 2 bolts. Leeann has some pics of hers somewhere...

And the Int. Trim does not need to be "Completely Removed" to get at what you need.
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Re: Sliding Door

Postby AstroWill » October 12th 2020, 2:00pm

markmitch wrote:You get a buddy to help, then take the bottom bolts out of the roller portion then take the top bolts out and have your buddy hole it then it comes right off. I have done it by myself but I used an old blanket to set it on when I removed it. You will have to take the plastic trim off the door to get to the bolts.


Leeann_93 wrote:Yep, what Mark said. My husband and I took one off at the junkyard that way, then took the one off the ‘99 and put the replacement on. Just the two of us, no lift or anything.


Yep, easy as pie with 2 people :)

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Re: Sliding Door

Postby Wiley » October 13th 2020, 3:08pm

I did mine solo, not all that hard. I brought some rope with me to the junkyard, tied off the door before unbolting and then lowered it down using the rope itself...wasn't hard at all. I then did the same on mine at home, neither time did I encounter any issues.
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Re: Sliding Door

Postby AstroWill » October 14th 2020, 12:01pm

Wiley wrote:I did mine solo, not all that hard. I brought some rope with me to the junkyard, tied off the door before unbolting and then lowered it down using the rope itself...wasn't hard at all. I then did the same on mine at home, neither time did I encounter any issues.

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I wonder if that is where all the cut up seat belts go :)

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