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#1208 of 2179 Re: Sequoia Rear Hatch Handle Broken [andersdu]
Aug 01, 2005 (1:44 pm)
Toyota Sequoia rear hatch latch assembly replacement.
I recently found it necessary to replace the rear hatch door latch assembly. It had broken and there was no way to open the rear hatch from the inside or outside.
The 2001 Sequoia sold in 2000 had 89,000 miles and was maintained well. It looks like this plastic part that failed is just a weak design and most or all will fail at some point.
1. You can open the rear hatch from the outside if you can get the small piece of the broken lever out of the square hole that is on the right side of the handle grip area. You will need to use a strong piece of wire or a screwdriver type tool with a slight bend on the end. The lever that pulls on the cable that opens the latch is located above the opening in the handle grip area, accessed through the small square hole. Insert the tool that you made and fish around to find the cable lever, you will need to have the tool pointed up to find the lever. Once you find the lever pull down to pull the lever. Note: make sure that the hatch is unlocked or it wonít open.
2. If you canít locate the lever or canít make it open from the outside you will need to do it from the inside of the vehicle. This isnít fun but it can be accomplished with a little sweat and a few choice words thrown in.
3. You can work from the outside of the truck at this point, roll the rear glass down to give you access. The plastic trim pieces on each side of the rear glass can de popped off by hand, they each have three plastic barbs that hold them on. Remove them carefully and pull straight out to remove them, this will give you access to the large rear piece of plastic trim that covers the inside of the rear door.
4. Remove the vinyl pull-strap that is located on the rear panel, use a #2 philips to do this. Now start to remove the large inside door panel. This panel has the rear glass inside rubber anti-rattle blade attached to the top of it. (If you were able to open the hatch door from the outside you can remove the inside panel by starting at the bottom of the panel and using a thin blade to lift the panel away from the door and then pop the plastic barbs loose, then lift it up and off of the door sheet-metal.) Starting at one corner, bend out and pull up on the panel where it is hooked over the top of the window opening sheet-metal. It takes a little force to get it started but be persistent, once it is started work towards the other end. Once itís loose at the top you can reach inside and pop loose the plastic barbs that retain the panel and remove it completely.
5. You now have access to the inside of the hatch. Remove the three round rubber grommets, this give you access to the latch lever that pulls on the release cable. Reach inside with a screwdriver push down on the lever and you will be able to release the latch on the hatch door and open it.
6. There is a white plastic cover covering the cable attachment point, remove it by pulling down and away from the assembly, it clips onto the assembly bracket and helps secure the cable to the lever attachment point. You can now release the cable from the assembly, remove the screws holding the license plate recess cover and the nut holding the key cylinder assembly and then remove the cable assembly bracket, (two nuts). Now you can remove the license plate recess panel and the broken latch lever assembly that is attached to it as a unit.
7. You canít just purchase the ($2.00) plastic piece that broke, Toyota will make you purchase the entire assembly, $63.00. By the way I shopped around and got three different estimates from Toyota Dealers, ranging from $280 to $360 to do this job. This first repair took me seven hours because I didnít know what I was doing, I spent 3 hours just attempting to open the hatch, I could do it now in about two hours.
#1209 of 2179 TSB for 2002 Sequoia Brakes
Aug 02, 2005 (11:43 am)
Can someone direct me to the 'full' TSB regarding the brake problems on a 2002? Do we need to subscribe and/or pay for TSB's? Thanks.
#1211 of 2179 Re: Liftgate window motor SOL (2001) [spartansrule]
Aug 05, 2005 (12:09 pm)
RE: SEQUOIA 05
I have the same trouble with my 05 Seq. The rear window stoppped working. Funny thing about there not being a fuse for the rear slider. Coincidentally the rear wiper does not work too. Will be taking it into the deal for a warranty repair. I'll let you know what they find.
Aug 08, 2005 (11:25 am)
mine quite about three weeks ago and I try it every once in a while asking for a miracle. Well the last time I rapped on the switch after it did not work and what do you know...IT WORKS..
#1213 of 2179 Re: Transponder Programming Procedures [lait2000]
Aug 10, 2005 (3:23 pm)
Will the procedure for the remote programming work on a 2002 Sequoia?
#1214 of 2179 Re: doug007 [sequoiasoon]
Aug 11, 2005 (4:00 am)
Any idea if cracked exhaust manifolds are covered under Toyota's standard 60,000 mile powertrain warranty?
#1216 of 2179 Re: debtoe [gkatz1]
Aug 11, 2005 (9:51 am)
My 05 Sequoia, with 12 mi. pulls left when over 50mph. I brought it back to the dealer the day after purchase and they aligned it and said all is well. Well, it is still pulling to the left. What did you do to get yours fixed?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
#1217 of 2179 Re: doug007 [fromfrederick]
Aug 11, 2005 (10:17 am)
Powertrain coverage is for engine, transmission and drive axles only.