Door Position Adjustment

SRS components are located in the center pillar bottom area. Review the SRS component locations, and the precautions and procedures, before performing repairs or service.

NOTE: Check for a flush fit with the body, then check for equal gaps between the front, rear, and bottom door edges and the body. Check that the door and body edges are parallel. Before adjusting, replace the mounting bolts.

1.Place the vehicle on a firm, level surface when adjusting the doors.

2.Adjust at the hinges (A):

  • Loosen the door mounting bolts (B) slightly, and move the door in or out until it¢s flush with the body.
  • On the front door: Remove the front inner fender and front fender fairing. Loosen the hinge mounting bolts (C) slightly, and move the door backward or forward, up or down as necessary to equalize the gaps.
  • On the rear door: Remove the center pillar lower trim panel, and remove the front seat belt and retractor, and the plug seal from the body. Loosen the hinge mounting nuts (D) slightly, and move the door backward or forward, up or down as necessary to equalize the gaps.
  • Place a shop towel (E) on the jack (F) to prevent damage to the door when adjusting the door.

Front door: 

Rear door: 

3.Check that the door and body edges are parallel. If necessary, adjust the door cushions (A) to make the rear of the doors flush with the body.

 

4.Apply body paint to the hinge mounting bolts, and around the hinges.

5.Check for water leaks.