Hey guys, I've looked through the posts and I can't seem to find anything where this might've happened to someone else. If I'm making a duplicate post, please direct me to the correct post....so here goes. Just got this Taco in March last year, haven't had any issues. Went out to the lot after work to get in and when I opened the door I heard this pop and couldn't close the door. Another car was coming and I had to close the door so it could go by (shouldn't have had to because he was going the wrong way down the alley) and again another pop. I'm guessing the pops were each nut and bolt breaking off the metal... This is on the drivers side door where the hinge is supposed to slide into the door. I've never had this issue on any vehicle. I'm posting the driver side (1st pic, broken) and passenger side (2nd, and how it's supposed to look) . The good news is everything is still working inside the door, but the power window will only roll all the way down with the door open because this piece is keeping it from rolling down with the door closed. I know I have to remove the panel to get at it (easy), but does anyone know of any fixes?
I'm thinking of taking a small piece of metal and welding in over the opening. Then cutting a new square for the hinge to slide through and new holes for the part to bolt into. Otherwise the only other option I see is purchasing a new door (not what I want to do)??