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Bottom sliding rollers on side door volkswagon transporter

How do you fit the bottom roller assembly into the channel on side door

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Lift the mat over the doorstep there are two screw (bolts) at rear righ hand side,remove them to pull back channel guide. insert roller assembly put back screws and connect door.

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I had the dealership address the rattling of the sliding passenger door on our 2002 Honda Odyssey. The removed the inner panel and adjusted the door striker which didn't stop the rattle. Any suggestions...

The sliding door has upper roller, lower roller, and center roller mechanisms. These rollers can become damaged and rattle in their respective tracks. The upper and lower rollers are easy to inspect, as they are at the front of the door (top and bottom) and in plain sight. But the center roller cannot be inspected until the center rail cover (an exterior narrow long panel) is removed.

To remove the center rail cover, first remove the tail light assembly on the affected side. (That procedure can be found by doing a fixya search for "2002 Honda Odyssey brake light replacement"). Now open the sliding door. Notice at the front of the rail cover there is a small bolt. Remove this bolt. Go to the back of the center rail cover and remove the two screws (only accessible when tail light assembly is removed). Then slide the center rail cover rearward to remove it. Now you will be able to inspect the center roller mechanism and door cables. Look carefully for damaged rollers which will let the door wobble in the center track and rattle.

How do these rollers get damaged? When kids climb onto the doors and "slide along". The door guide rollers and latches were not designed to carry much more weight than the door itself.

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Door ajar light stays on but all the doors apear to be shut?? 2003 Windstar

The post sensor needs to be adjusted the most common problem is the side door sometimes it's the switch goes bad and other times the sensor has to be adjysted, the sensor will be on the door post by the passenger side door at the bottom. Look for it you will see it. Aslo the rollers go bad on the top of the door and when shut may close but will not kill the door ajar light the front upper roller assembly is the most common problem, it has three bolts you can unblot and remove and then pull it out and see if the rollers are bad if there is plastic missing or flat spots on the rollers replace them a roller kit that you can get from ford is 10 bucks and it doess all rollers hope this helsp and thanks for using fix-ya.

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I am looking for the part number/name for the sliding door roller located on the back of a 2001 Chevy Astro passenger-side sliding door.

you need to call your local dealer and tell them the VIN number.
they will be able to tell you the part number for the sliding door roller.
there are upper, lower and side rollers

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Off the track

Unsure if this is specifically related to your actual problem but there is a TSB on the side door sliders for 2004, I had mine replaced under warranty.

Service Bulletin Number: 82 NHTSA Number: 10015268 Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Date of Bulletin: 07/2005 Bulletin Summary: IMPROVED CENTER SLIDING DOOR ROLLER ASSEMBLY.

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Sliding door is grinding as it opens/closes. Can we lube something we can't see or should we replace some part?

Ha ha.Not my usual type of answer but had the same problem about a month ago.At the bottom of the sliding door is usually 2 rollers.One at either end.They adjust up and down by using a screwdriver.The adjust screw is on the end or on the side of the door.You may only see a screwdriver hole.Adjust it down.Move the slider to the middle of the slide and lift it up and the bottom of the door should lift outwards toward you.This will allow the top of the door to come out of its slide area also.Once the door is out,check the rollers and you can easily see what may be wrong.Hope this is of help

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How to install a door glass for a Chev C10 . I am have problems install the glass at the Drivers door. I need some help. As soon as possible

GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

(see Figures 1 and 2)

Non-Stationary Door Glass
  1. Lower the door glass completely.
  2. Remove the trim panel from the door.
  3. Remove the ventilator assembly as previously outlined.
  4. Slide the glass forward until the front roller is in line with the notch in the sash channel.
  5. Push window forward and tilt the front portion of window up until rear roller is disengaged.
  6. Put window assembly in normal position (level) and raise straight up and out.
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Fig. 1: Door window and regulator


Fig. 2: Removing the door glass

Manual Door Window Regulator
(see Figure 3)
  1. Raise the glass to the full up position and tape it to the door frame with fabric tape.
  2. Remove the door trim panel.
  3. Remove the regulator to door panel attaching bolts.
  4. Slide the regulator assembly rearward, disengaging the rollers from the sash panel.
A notch is provided in the sash panel to allow disengagement of the forward roller on the window regulator.
  1. Collapse and remove the regulator assembly through the access hole in the door.
To install:
  1. Prior to installation, lubricate the motor drive gear and regulator sector teeth.
  2. Collapse the regulator and insert it through the access hole in the door.
  3. Unfold the regulator and engage the forward roller to the sash cannel at sash channel notch.
  4. Slide the regulator rearward to engage the rear roller to the sash channel. Also engage the lower roller to the regulator rail.
  5. Slide the regulator into its proper position, and insert the regulator drive through the door panel.
  6. Attach the regulator to the door.
  7. Install the door trim panel.

Fig. 3: Manual window regulator

Power Window Regulator and Motor
(see Figure 4)

Fig. 4: Power window regulator and motor
  1. Raise the glass to the full up position and tape it to the door frame with fabric tape.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the door trim panel.
  4. Remove the remote control bolts and lay the control aside for access.
  5. Remove the regulator to door panel attaching bolts.
  6. Disconnect the harness from the regulator.
  7. Slide the regulator assembly rearward, disengaging the rollers from the sash panel.
A notch is provided in the sash panel to allow disengagement of the forward roller on the window regulator.
  1. Remove the regulator assembly through the access hole in the door.
CAUTION Step 9 must be performed when the regulator is removed from the door. The regulator lift arms are under tension from the counterbalance spring and can cause serious injury if the motor is removed without locking the sector gear in position.
  1. Drill a hole through the regulator sector gear and back plate. DO NOT drill a hole closer than 1 /2 inch; to the edge of the sector gear or back plate. Install a pan head sheet metal tapping screw (No. 10-12× 3 /4 inch;) in the drilled hole to lock the sector gear in position.
  2. Remove the motor to regulator attaching screws and remove the motor from the regulator.
To install:
  1. Prior to installation, lubricate the motor drive gear and regulator sector teeth.
  2. Install the motor to the regulator. Make sure the motor and sector gear teeth mesh properly before installing the retaining screws.
  3. Remove the screw locking the sector gear in the fixed position.
  4. Reposition the motor in the door and install the wiring connector.
  5. Attach the regulator to the door.

I really hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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2002 Honda Odyssey: sliding door jolts/reopens when closing

Please check the aft track roller assembly. It is easiest to inspect from the rear of the van looking forward when the door is open. You'll see the rear hinge assembly clearly. The track rollers cannot be seen but you can pull outboard on the rear edge of the door--the door should not move outboard more than 1/8 of an inch. If it moves out more than this or feels sloppy, suspect damaged/missing track rollers. This will cause the hinge to chatter in the track and "jolt". It will also cause the door to misalign during the close phase preventing the close motor from properly engaging.
Replacing this part is no easy task but doable if you are good with cars. Check back here for more details if you want to try it, otherwise get a competent mechanic or the Honda dealership to do it.

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Side door Plastic rollers are worn out causing door to be hard to open or close. door has begun to fall off track.

I took the cheep way out. I got a used shower door roller mechanism. (the kind that slides in tracks.) I dremmeled out the plastic rollers and then shaved them down to the right size. then took off the door and poped them right onto where the old rollers were. Perfect fix with a bit of ingenuity. 50 cents and about one hour of work.

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Glass on sliding door

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Opening your patio sliding glass door should be an easy task. If your sliding door is giving you a work out every time you open it, most likely it is your rollers that are causing the problem. The rollers are located on the bottom of the sliding door and give the door the ability to slide. Often times they get dirty and wear out, making it difficult to open the door. If you have an older sliding glass door your rollers may have become rusty because sliding door units did not always use stainless steel rollers.

Hiring a professional to replace your rollers could cost you around $100 not including the cost of the replacement parts. Below are detailed steps containing all the information you will need to know to replace your patio sliding glass door rollers yourself.

* Before you start, understand that you need to take the sliding glass door out of its frame to work on the rollers. The sliding glass door is heavy. You may need the assistance of another to help you remove the door.

1) Your patio glass door will have two separate glass units. One unit is the door that you slide and the other unit is stationary. First, stand outside your house and look at your sliding glass door. If the stationary unit is between you and the sliding unit you will most likely have to remove the stationary unit so that you can get to the glass sliding unit.

Before you go through the trouble of removing the stationary unit, first try to go inside your house and see if you can remove the sliding unit. Usually you cannot because there is a lip along the bottom of the patio glass door frame (it keeps moisture out of the house) that prevents the sliding glass door from being removed from the inside.

If the rollers on the bottom of the door are difficult to get over the lip, you can adjust them to help you create more room (go down to step 2). If it is not the rollers but the sliding unit�s frame preventing you from pulling the sliding unit out of the door frame, you are going to need to remove the stationary unit first before you can remove the sliding unit.

To remove the stationary unit, you first need to take out your screen door (if you have one). Lift one end of the screen door frame and use a screwdriver to lift the roller on the bottom of the screen door frame off of the track. Do this to both ends of the screen door and your screen door will pull out of the door frame.

The stationary unit is held in place by a metal piece that runs along the bottom of the track from the corner of the stationary unit to the bottom of the side jamb (there is a chance this piece is missing but if you do have one remove it from the track). After you have removed the metal piece, look for screws holding the stationary unit frame in place. After removing all of the screws try pulling the stationary unit out of the door frame. If you are having trouble pulling out the stationary unit, try placing a screwdriver between the stationary unit�s bottom frame and the track it is resting on. Lift up on the screwdriver while you have a helper pull out the stationary unit from the door frame. Be careful not to use too much force with the screwdriver so that you do not damage the door track.

2) You may need to create more room when you attempt to remove the sliding unit from the door frame. To create more room you can adjust the rollers on the bottom of the sliding unit. By turning the adjusting screws on the rollers clockwise the wheels move up into the sliding unit�s frame giving you more room. The adjusting screws are located either at the bottom of the sliding unit�s frame or in the sides of the frame. There is a chance that there are plugs covering the screws.

After you adjust both rollers (one on each side of the sliding units frame) try to remove the sliding unit from the door frame. If the unit is still getting stuck you may need to get someone to help you. Have your helper lift one side of the unit and pull outwards while you try to pry the other side of the unit over the track.

3) To remove the rollers from most sliding units you need to remove the bottom of the sliding units frame. Most likely the screw that holds the roller in place is the same screw that holds the frame together. Remove the screw from both sides of the unit. Then try to remove the bottom piece of the frame off of the sliding unit; you may need to use a rubber mallet or a piece of wood and tap on the bottom of the frame until it comes off of the sliding unit.

Now that you have removed the bottom of the frame you can take a close look at your patio glass door rollers. Remove one of the rollers and match it up with one of the rollers on this page

It is a good idea to replace both sliding door rollers at the same time to prevent extra wear-and-tear to one new roller, which will have to work twice as hard when paired with an older roller.

4) After your new rollers come in, replace your old rollers with the new ones. To make it easier to install the sliding unit back into the door frame, adjust the rollers to be all the way up into the frame. Once you have the sliding unit back in the door frame you can adjust the rollers for optimal performance. Keep adjusting the rollers until the door is sliding back and forth easily

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