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  • MrShift@Edmunds 08/25/08 11:54 am PST

    Door Adjustment

    Perform this procedure only when bolt-on replacement hinges are installed.

    1. Remove the door striker.
    2. Loosen the door hinge to the body side pillar bolts.
    3. Adjust the door at the door hinges in the following directions:

      • Upward or downward
      • Forward or rearward
      • Inward or outward

    Adjust the gap between the rocker panel and the door to 4.0-8.0 mm (0.16-0.31 in).

    1. Adjust the gap between the door and the roof panel to 3.0-9.0 mm (0.12-0.35 in).

    1. Adjust the gap between the rear of the door and the rear pillar to 3.0-5.0 mm (0.12-0.20 in).
    2. Adjust the gap between the door and the fender to 4.0-6.0 mm (0.16-0.24 in).

    1. Adjust the door surfaces so that the door surfaces are flush with the other panels to 1.0 mm (0.04 in). Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
    2. Tighten the hinge bolts. Tighten the hinge bolts to 35 N.m (26 lb ft).
    3. Adjust the door striker, if necessary, in order to properly engage the door latch.

    1. Loosen the door striker bolts.
    2. Adjust the door striker. Tighten the door striker bolts to 22 N.m (16 lb ft).


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