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#1 Old 04-25-2012, 11:33 AM
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The passenger door on my T100 does not seem to close tightly; however, I see no features to tighten up the latch. Suggestions?
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Does the door latch still have the black plastic cover on it? Do a search fer door latch here in the forums...

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In all honesty it doesn't even matter if it does have part/all of the black plastic covering it - they still do not function properly with and the lack of adjustment on them just hinge (with pun) folks towards buying new.

Search "door lock actuator" here in the forums to find a decent attempt (poorly executed) pictorial on the install one of the members did.

I to replaced them in my T100 and although I had a really hard time swallowing the $150/each price for them, I ALWAYS smile inside everytime I open/close the door(s).

IE: they are worth it if you plan to keep the truck a while; it is always little things like this that make your rig feel "nice" if you know what I mean.

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You may try flipping the latch in the jamb 180. Two big phillips head screws are all you need to remove. Takes about 5 minutes and worth a shot
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I had the same problem and replaced the door seal for 120.00 from the dealer. Now its so tight i have to slam it to shut it.

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I wrapped some duct tape around mine...a few wraps will do...strip it off and split into 1/4 inch wide strips...wrap it around the striker plate a little at a time until it stops....did mine about 4 month ago and I'm still happy. The price for the repair parts IMO is way out of line. I think they wanted around $150....for each door. Why so much...dealer Item of course!

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Hmm...decided to crack open the repair manual. All you have to do is loosen the screws on the striker plate and tap it in a little. The holes must be slotted under the plate.
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Need to be more specific of the problem!

Try all of the above (except for the new seal) to adjust the door, if they all fail to fix your problem, look inside the door jamb and see if the actuator (the plate that locks onto the striker) is loose, or has any other malfunction (feel free to use any other car available for comparison as to how is supposed to work) in my case it would not retrieve that locking plate all the way back up, and sometimes it would hit the striker, and due to being loose it would not hold the door tight. That was my problem, and the only solution was a to buy new door lock assemblies and replace them.

Hint: you should not have to slam your door to get it to close tight, after replacing the door lock assemblies my doors close so smoothly just like any new car, I barely have to put any effort into closing it and it seals tight.

I don't know if the locking assemblies from any other toyotas might be compatible, but if you can and can afford to take yours out and go to the junk yard and compare it to other toyotas of similar years and who knows it might work.
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I guess it helps to crack the maint manual...the striker plate is adjustable by just loosening the large phillips head screws.
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You door is not lose. I have had the same issue. What it is, is the door latch itself. These door latches were not the best to begin with. It is a very simple procedure to do. Just pull off the door panel (do not break the plastic screws, and you will need to reach in from behind to unhook the bar. I am doing mine here in a few weeks when i get some time off
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I have (I think) the same problem on both doors. Do your door(s) tend to "rattle" when going over bumps and uneven pavement? On my truck even with the door closed and latched, I can still push on it and it moves a little.
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just my left or passenger door. It is the latch itself. the mechanism has come slightly loose inside and there is no way to fix it unless you replace the mechanism itself.
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Would like to try and adjust my hinges but need SST 09812-00010.

Anybody got any ideas on where to find one?
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Found it.

OTC Tools 0981200010 12MM Door Hinge Bolt Wrench

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Not sure if the 12mm wrenches listed below will be long enough to give you enough leverage to work with like the OTC tool will.

Sears sells a 5 piece "S" type of wrenches fer about $32.
http://www.sears.com/sunex-5-piece-s...46816?prdNo=32
$29...http://www.sears.com/sunex-tool-5-pi...45714?prdNo=38


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Curved Design for Maximum Access in Confined Area
Includes Sizes: 8mm x 9mm, 12mm x 13mm, 14mm x 15mm, 16mm x 17mm, 18mm x 19mm


Harbor Freight's set fer $16...


http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece...set-99699.html
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10mm X 11mm, 12mm X 13mm, 14mm X 15mm, 16mm X 17mm, 18mm X 19mm
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Length 5-1/2 in., 6-3/16 in., 7-1/2 in., 8-3/4 in., 9-1/4 in.

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