The door cable on mine is doing the same as many others - Jammed up cable no longer functions - had to remove the cable on front and back and will break out the side cutters if toyota can't fix it for cheap or on a recall - SIGN ME UP FOR A CLASS ACTION SUIT !!! They have a tech service bulletin acknowledging the problem but only covering it up to 36,000 miles - but the coating on the cable is fine thru that point - over time it begins harden and break apart - that is what causes the jam (the coating gets stuck in the pulleys / motor
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Open the inside panel of the door by popping off the little white clips holding it on. The cable connected to the inside release button is either caught on something or has come lose. Check out this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkC2OiOiE_U
See if power reaches the motor. If it does and motor does not operate you have found the problem. If no power then the issue is electrical in nature and you will have to trace the current flow to the motor.
The door handle might be broken, you need a new part. I got mine online for $40. keywords: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Toyota Sequoia Metal Lift Gate Exterior Door Handle for Rear Outside Van Tailgate Handle. You need to remove the back door panel to replace this.
2004 Toyota Sienna- Driver's seat belt jammed and twisted. Dealership can not fix. Want me to replace the whole seat belt device for $500! There are two other cases filed with the NHTSA.gov. Maybe this should be a safety recall!
I'm dealing with a similar problem.... I don't have good news for you - Toyota only sells that cable as part of an assembly (just got my estimate today to replace it $2000) thats not a typo. I removed the cable and disabled the power door function - Now it works as a manual door just fine.
These are photos of what I found in my door - I'll have more pics posted soon as to what I did to make the door work soon.
We'll speaking from one that has change SEVERAL of these. If you havent done it before its a pain in the ****. I have done so many that I can do them in about 30 minutes. You can do it with or without the door on the vehicle. Personally I do them with the door off. You can't fix the cable if its broke. The cable has to slide down 2 sets of sliders and in and out of the motor theres no tolerance for a splice anywheres. I had no idea those motor assy were that expensive.
The way this is changed is you remove the door. (disconnect negative on battery, or turn power slide door button to off) Remove the panel, drop the glass down about a 1/3 the way, pull the 2 rubber grommets off from inside the mod. Remove 2 10 mm bolts, remove the back sash on the door and the inside rear window rail, pull the inside rubber window run slightly out. Slide the old glass out, drop the mod down, remove the cable assy bolts (4 10mm bolts) , unplug the wiring harness, remove the 2 10mm bolts atop the rear slide roller, theres also one 10mm inside the door at the very top near the rear slider. Remove that bolt too, its grey and about 1 1/4" long. You also have the remove the rear latch lock, 3 T30 torks bolts. Unsnap the cable from the 2 retaining clips and slide the power door assembly out the bottom of the door. Reverse assembly for the new one. Id imagine they are charging you about $300-400 labor. Id do it for $100
lol No idea where to get a new one reasonably tho. Its sad cause I see 1000's of them daily. Ask me how I know this? I work in offline repair at Toyota Motor manufacturing Indiana.
Originally Posted byBLOWN 86
There's a sequence for that motor if you replace it yourself you could possibly break it again I've seen those motors split easily just by letting too much cable go into the motor assembly the spool that holds the cable can only hold just the right amount to open and close the door
Good luck Rob
I agree, if you don't know what your doing with the new motor your going to shell it out quicker then you put it on. This is where the dealer comes in handy. I've replaced a few and from I've seen they usually run around $1100-1200 without labor
You need a motor assembly for the power door. It comes with the gears and cables all as one assembly. It requires taking apart the sliding door from the inside. Removing the door panel, door glass, window regulator and motor assembly to gain access to the unit. This is not a job for a novice, and can be a costly repair. Check around for the best price from a place that has experience in Toyota sliding doors. You cannot just replace a broken cable.