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Access Cab Door Adjustment?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    I've done s few searches and found that it is possible to "adjust" the access cab doors? My problem is with the drivers side suicide door. when driving on bumpy roads i notice that the door seems to shake due to the flex of the truck and the upper latch semms to rattle like hell. does anyone have instructions on how to adjust this?
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    Try tightening the bolts that hold the door to the frame, the bolts for the door latch mechanism at the top and the bolts to the top latch.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    and if tightening does not work is there any adjustment that can be made?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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    Was looking at the problem on my Taco today. Close rear doors..put both hands on bottom and push in and out...note play. I stuck a piece of plastic 3/32 in thick to the bottom of door where it strikes the rubber stopper. Now the doors are firm!!!! Test pull before and after and note the difference. Just shim until tight!!!!
     
  5. Nov 24, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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    Anyone else have this issue...I still haven't fixed it.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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    I get that too. I guess it's normal. You need to do what post above said
     
  7. Nov 24, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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    This happened on my 2010. First weekend I had the truck I went down a fire road and lots of rattle, took it back to the dealer and they fixed it.
     
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    Adjust the latch at the bottom of the door to draw it in tighter.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    PM me your email address and I'll send you the service procedure to adjust the access door.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2014 at 3:43 AM
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    Adjustment is easy, just loosen bolts and realign.
     

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  11. Nov 25, 2014 at 6:27 AM
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    That ^^^
     
  12. Oct 15, 2015 at 9:27 PM
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    Thanks for that info, my rear doors have been banging over bumps since day one, dealer ordered and replaced strikers but one of them is still loose and makes noise.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2015 at 10:05 PM
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    I tried this a while back and had no success. I loosened the bolts, but could not get striker plates to move in. I guess all the adjustment if any was already used up.
     
  14. Oct 16, 2015 at 12:57 AM
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    You may use a mallet to persuade them a little.

    As per the instruction for the Striker Plate Adjustment:

    Adjust the striker position by slightly loosening the
    striker mounting screws with a torx socket wrench
    T40 and hitting the striker with a plastic hammer
    (upper side).

    and :

    Adjust the striker position by slightly loosening the
    striker mounting screws with a torx socket wrench
    T40 and hitting the striker with a plastic hammer
    (lower side)
    .
     
  15. Oct 16, 2015 at 10:17 PM
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    I did not have a plastic mallet, so I used a block of wood and a 16 oz. hammer after loosening the bolts. They would not adjust in anymore. I have heard the doors on the 2015 double cab trucks are not ajustable. Has anyone had any luck adjusting the 2015 access cab doors as described above??
     
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