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Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problems
Last post on May 21, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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#458 of 756 Re: Power door is not delatching [sienna_andy]
Sep 04, 2010 (2:01 pm)
Sienna_andy, Thanks so much for you posting. I was able to fix my 2005 Sienna with the part you suggest. I went to the dealership and they were able to sell the motor for only $80. They updated the part for 2008 and hopefully the changes will make the next one last longer.
For those attempting the fix on your own, I found you don't need to remove the window, but you do need to disconnect the 2 bottom bolts that are accessed by remove the rubber covers. After you disconnect the window, you can lean the whole assembly out to get to the screws. I used a cheap glass suction cup to keep the window from falling down and that worked great. My other surprise was that the 2 screws holding the motor on wouldn't come out no matter what, they just stripped, I tried a extractor but they kept stripping. I ended up just cutting them from the front using a dremel (it easy to see how to do this if you already have the new part). I had to run to the parts store to get some screws, I should have picked a couple up from the dealership when I was there buying the motor. The screws are M4 x.7 and ~25mm long. With the run to the parts store it took me a little over 2 hours.
Door works great and the wife is happy with her Toyota again.
#459 of 756 Re: Toyota Sienna Slider Door Broke Car Window [klimist]
Sep 17, 2010 (9:20 am)
9/12/10 at 58,400 miles my driver's side cable snapped. Now the fight with Toyota starts. The remaining cable become locked so the door would not close so I grabbed my wire cutters and cut it. The kids are now not allowed to use it so they can only use the passenger side door.
#460 of 756 Re: Toyota Sienna Slider Door Broke Car Window [klimist]
Sep 17, 2010 (9:46 am)
I'm in the same boat with my '04. This van has been miserable to own. Both doors are shot and only one now opens - albeit without the snapped cable. My 1993 Ford Ranger was of better quality. I was blown-off by Toyota's national call line. The dealer MAY be willing to help you out but it depends how much you have spent there in the past on service - I was told this directly by a service manager in the past...
I was disappointed to see the cable system carried over into 2011. This for me is a deal breaker when we replace the Toy.
#461 of 756 Re: 2004 Sienna Door does not open [mw033410]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:05 am)
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#462 of 756 Re: Toyota Sienna Slider Door Broke Car Window [dave_petty]
Sep 25, 2010 (12:34 pm)
I'm planning to buy a used 2nd gen Sienna, how can I test/what should I look for on the doors to be sure there isn't a problem?
#463 of 756 2005 Sienna LE sliding door stuck closed
Oct 07, 2010 (11:15 am)
I hope someone can help with me with this. The cable snapped on the driver's side power sliding door a while ago so since then we've been opening the two doors manually.
More recently however the passenger side door refuses to open at all.
We've tried the lock lever in both positions and tried opening it from both the inside and the outside with no luck. In desperation we even re-enabled the power door function. With this we can hear the lock release and, what sounds like, the door trying to open, but it remains closed.
I havenít approached the dealer on this yet because Iím afraid it will be an expensive fix.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks.
#464 of 756 Re: 2005 Sienna LE sliding door stuck closed [northener1]
Oct 08, 2010 (5:20 pm)
Sounds like the same problem I had.
There are 2 latches that need to be released. 1 at the front and 1 at the rear. Which latch are you hearing release? When my door would not open, the rr latch was not being released and the door would try to cycle open but couldnt. I ended up opening the door by prying the cover open (where the window switch is) Once you get this open you can use a screw driver and manually push the cable that releases the rear door latch. Then you can take the 2 screws out on the edge of the door that hold this cover in place.
Look at this assembly and you will see 2 white plastic bushings. The top more visible 1 is for the child lock, The bottom 1, which is hidden, is for the door lock and is probably broken and when the door tries to open the lever is not being moved because of this. This assembly is around $600 plus installation. I repaired my own by machining a replacement aluminum bushing. Took a couple of hrs and saved me the $1,200 the dealer quoted to fix it. If you have an email I can send you a photo of the assembly unless you know how I can post attachments here.
#465 of 756 Re: 04 Sienna Sliding Door Problems [fix_it_again]
Oct 09, 2010 (7:31 am)
Send an email to amendldgmail.com and I can send you some photos and some info from the manual
#466 of 756 2005 Sienna - passenger sliding door won't open/close from button
Oct 26, 2010 (12:19 pm)
Hello, I have a 2005 Sienna and my passenger side sliding power door stopped working from the buttons inside the car and on the remote. When any of those buttons are pressed, the motor makes a sound and slight movement like its trying to work, but the door does not open or close. When you manually pull on it to get it started, it will continue in the power mode and open close. So the only way to open or close this door it is manually. Any ideas? I'd really appreciate it! I don't want to take it to the dealer and have them take the whole door apart! Thank you in advance. I can be reached at is97yahoo.com. If there are any repair people near Oakland CA that can fix this, email me!
#467 of 756 Re: 2005 Sienna - passenger sliding door won't open/close from button [irina01]
Oct 26, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Check the latch/hinge ( an L shape metal that hold the door to the body of the van). It could be the screws are loose and the door is touching the body. It could be the latch/hinge need to be replaced (cushions has worn off).. about $200. This is exactly what happened to my 2004 van.. Thank you Toy for using lousy parts... (cheap parts).