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Doors have no resistance

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cal45fan, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    cal45fan

    cal45fan [OP] Active Member

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    When the driver’s door is open half way, it will not stay open. Shouldn’t it have some kind of hold especially on a slight grade?

    What is the fix?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    pairodice

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    Is the tension rod still on the truck?
     
  3. Aug 22, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    @cal45fan

    Sounds like your door check arm needs replacing.

    https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Toyo...00G0LW41G?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q

    Sorry, I didn't give much detail. The good news is most models only have 2 10mm nuts and 1 bolt, but the bad news is after those come off, the check assy must come out through the inside of the door. Usually by removing the door panel and speaker you can get it, but some vehicles the window frame and/or the door wire harness may be in the way.

    I am not sure about that price on Amazon. I just linked it so you could see the picture.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
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  4. Aug 23, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    I wasn't happy with the prices I found online, so I tried my luck with a used part off ebay - it was a bit better than my original but not worth the effort. If you plan on doing this, go new for sure.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    Yep, my drivers door brake / check is completely shot. The door wont stay open even on flat ground.
     

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