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#593 of 756 Manual Sliding Door Problems
Aug 12, 2011 (11:27 am)
My driver's side manual sliding door will not shut completely. I looked at the door open and the screws are not attached to the sheet metal and the mechanism is loose inside and I have to push it back in with my fingers in order for it to close at all. My light stays on indicating the door is open all the time. I am suppose to be getting a call back from Toyota it has been three days since they said they would call me.
Does anyone have any diagrams of the door. I think it can be fixed with larger screws and washers. I am thinking of offering the job to someone off CL as I am a single mom that uses her van for driving kids home from school and I NEED both doors to work!
#594 of 756 Re: Sienna rear door latch [fix_it_again]
Aug 12, 2011 (12:34 pm)
I think this is my exact problem. I am going to try and fix it myself as well.
I am a lady, so bear with my questions...
1) I remove the old screws with the star screw driver.
2) take them to the hardware store and get three that are longer - How much longer?
3)cone shaped washers vs flat washers. why wouldn't I use a flat washer?
I am hoping for the best!
#595 of 756 Re: Manual Sliding Door Problems [toysie2004]
Aug 12, 2011 (6:40 pm)
Hello, Even if you do fix this yourself, keep after Toyota, let them know you have kids and the door is not safe for the kids. Toyota needs to recall this problem, there are too many of them!!! Hope this helps.
#596 of 756 Re: Manual Sliding Door Problems [nana1427]
Aug 15, 2011 (3:28 pm)
Hi, I have been trying to find this part for my 2004 XLE Sienna. Left passenger power door stop sliding and got stuck. I ended up cutting the wire as we were in mall and cant return home with open door. Anyway, I have called toyota and they have given me a case #, but I dont think they intend to fix it. I was trying to find the part before I can try to fix it myself. Can anyone tell me if following part is what we need?
#597 of 756 Re: Manual Sliding Door Problems [lookat1]
Aug 15, 2011 (3:58 pm)
Hi, I am glad you got in touch with Toyota, hopefully they will have a recall soon, this problem has shown up in thousands of Siennas, Toyota needs to correct it.
The part is 85620-08061, according to a another person who had this problem, he said he said he fixed it himself for $103.00. He said to go to Tundra Solutions and follow the instructions. I went to the website and read about it, if I were a mechanic, I guess I could fix it, but I am not.
Hope this helps. The best to you.
#598 of 756 Re: Manual Sliding Door Problems [lookat1]
Aug 16, 2011 (8:55 am)
I am 90% sure you have to replace the entire assembly including the motors when the cable is cut. Toyota has made it so that you can not replace the cable by itself. My cable is fraying also. I think the cost of the automatic door assembly is more than 1000.00.
I really hate toyota... used to be a toyota fan... not anymore.
This van has so many little problem that will cost you $$$$ to fix.
I just took mine to the dealer for oil change, they said the transmission oil is leaking, break fluid is leaking, gasket is leaking, power steering is leaking etc.
It will cost me 6000 to fix this 2004 van. However, when i took it to an independent mechanic, he said it is just moistures, no big deal. Go figure out, i think they are just trying to scam the consumer.
Oh, i have called the toyota customer service, NHTSA etc since 2007 when problems ( TOO MANY PROBLEM TO LIST) start surfacing ....
None of them will help you.
#599 of 756 sliding door won't open
Aug 16, 2011 (12:21 pm)
I have a 2005 sienna, and recently the passenger sliding door stopped working. Whether manually or with the button, it won't open. It sounds as though it wants to open, I was thinking a lock issue or part not grabbing...anyone??
#600 of 756 Re: Manual Sliding Door Problems [toysie2004]
Aug 16, 2011 (10:51 pm)
Here is a reprint of what I did. It was originally post #269 from just over 2 years ago and sounds like the same problem. Sure beats buying a $2,000 door! The fix is still holding up just fine and probably much stronger than a new door. If you can't do it, hand it over to one of your kids. My 13 year old daughter could do it with ease but my sister in law wouldn't stand a chance.
====>This sounds like the problem I had. Two of the three bolts on the rear latch of the sliding door had pulled through the sheet metal, preventing the rear part of the door from latching. I used two washers and slightly longer bolts. I left the piece of sheet metal that had pulled through in place to position the bolts. The order on the new bolts is, new washer (slightly bigger than the hole, small cone shaped washer that is actully the sheet metal that pulled through, and insert into hole. The threads start so deep inside the door that you will need longer bolts than what came with the car to accomodate the new washers. Even though I used hex head bolts (easier to get in), and the bolts stick out more than the original, there is room and they do not hit anything when the door closes. I did not weld anything and it just took a few minutes. The door works as well as new. Tools required: star screw driver to remove the orignal bolts and hex wrench set to install new bolts. Tools and part are available at most hardware stores. Since I had both tools, it was less than a $5 repair and stronger than the original.
#601 of 756 Re: Sienna rear door latch [toysie2004]
Aug 16, 2011 (11:14 pm)
1) Yes. The star screwdriver was a little awkward to maneuver. I recommended that the new bolts (screws) be hex head because a wrench is easier to fit into the space and because hex head are more readily available.
2) long enough to accommodate the new flat washers. This will be less than 1/4" but as I recall, there is enough space inside the door that 1/2" longer than original will not hit anything and should work just fine. Remember I did this over 2 years ago but that is what I remember.
3) The cone washer is the piece of metal that broke out of the sheet metal and is still on the bolt when you pull the bolt out. You don't need to buy this as you will already have it when you undo the bolt. This is used to center the bolt as it is the exact diameter as the hole it came out of. You will need to buy the flat washer to go under the bolt head and it must be slightly larger than the hole in the door.
This repair has held up just fine for over 2 years and is stronger than the original connection. Good luck!
#602 of 756 2004 sienna slider door wont unlock
Aug 18, 2011 (6:12 pm)
New to the forum and am too lazy to go thru 31 pages so here goes:
2004 Sienna, passenger slider won`t unlock......can`t do it with the key, can`t do it manually from interior. The interior lock/unlock mechanism is loose and appears to be pushed out from the inner door. Is there any way to open this door or fix this from the inside? Looking at the other door, it appears to have access by backing out the interior jam screws....but I cant open door to access those. Any ideas other than paying big bucks at a dealer or body shop? Thanks all, JW