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#550 of 776 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE [nana1427]
Apr 28, 2011 (11:40 am)
I do not think it is the motor. If the motor is bad, do u think it will close at all?It could be the hinge that hold the door from the body. It happened to me and I have to replace the hinge. The cushion on the hinges has worned off and it is scratching the body of the vehicle. It cost me 250.00 to repair (not from the dealer). They always blame it to the motor or the entire assembly.
#551 of 776 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE [jjllcal]
Apr 28, 2011 (1:43 pm)
Thank you for your info, I have my husband checking it out now, the dealership told me today that there are 2 motors in the door and one does`nt work. It still does not make sense, your explanation makes more sense! Thanks, hope it works.
#552 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna XLE sliding door problem [caroftheday]
Apr 30, 2011 (3:53 pm)
caroftheday... I just bought a 2005 Sienna and am having this problem with one of my doors. I am located in Indy. Can you help me? Any information would be a appreciated.
#553 of 776 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE [jjllcal]
May 01, 2011 (12:57 pm)
Do you happen to remember the part number we are having the exact problem door closes sometimes scratching body of thte car figured it was the hinge
#554 of 776 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE [jescal75]
May 01, 2011 (8:39 pm)
I do have a part numbers for the middle and upper right hand side power sliding door on my 2004 LE Sienna. You have an XLE and chances are it will be a different part number. Any Toyota dealer will provide you with the correct part number. A friend of mine who works for an Auto Body and Paint shop installed my two hinges for free. I bought him breakfast and also helped. Dealer wanted $500.00 for parts and labor. I paid about $120.00 for both hinges. Hinges do not come painted the color of your van.
#555 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna XLE sliding door problem [kristyg]
May 02, 2011 (6:09 am)
I want to inspect your door first, maybe it is different problem. Could you come to 56th and Lafayette Road at Marathon (Hoosier Pete) gas station at 5:30pm today? If you will not respond for this by 5:00pm then I won’t be there. Let me know what color van you are driving?
#556 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna XLE sliding door problem [caroftheday]
May 02, 2011 (7:14 am)
I can't today but maybe later this week? I'm in Greenwood, so a little further south would be helpful if possible. Thanks much.
#557 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna XLE sliding door problem [kristyg]
May 02, 2011 (9:19 am)
Sorry, I won't be able to come south, I am kind of busy.
But weekand is fine if you want to come to the same above location, let me know what time you are coming? Thanks.
#558 of 776 2004 Toyota Sienna Sliding Door back hinge bolt broken
May 04, 2011 (9:43 pm)
One of the two back hinge bolts (holding the door to the sliding mechanism) is broken and now the door is sagging and blocks the door from closing properly. Does anyone know how to fix this without having to take the entire door off. The local body shop said they'd do it for $800 (gasp!). It is just a broken bolt. I can see the problem but don't know what to do. The door sag is about 1/4 inch but it is enough to hinder the door closing and is slowly slicing the paint off the top edge of the body just where the mechanism rolls in to pull the door inward.
#559 of 776 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna Sliding Door back hinge bolt broken [yourmamma]
May 04, 2011 (10:08 pm)
Unfortunately you will have to remove the door to replace the middle hinge. I recommended replacing the upper hinge while your at it also. I have a technical service bulletin (TSB for the 2004 Sienna) that shows how to replace the hinge and motor assembly. My friend and I replaced both hinges upper and middle hinge in about 3-4 hours. The TSB can also be found possibly in post # 43 in this forum. Look for it or google it.