Removing the sliding door and disassembling its moving mechanism
We work together or three, as the door is heavy
Remove the upholstery (see the article - “How to remove the upholstery and lock of the sliding door of a Gazelle car”).
Using a 14mm wrench or socket, unscrew the two bolts securing the door opening mechanism to the middle guide.
Remove the bolts together with the plate.
Holding the door suspended, remove the middle door opening mechanism from it.
Use a 6mm hex key to unscrew the two bolts securing the door to the upper support.
Lowering the door slightly (2–3 cm), remove the lever of the lower door opening mechanism from engagement with the lower guide
Removing the door
Use a 14mm wrench to unscrew the three bolts securing the lever
Remove the lower mechanism lever from the door.
Install the door in the following sequence.
First, attach the upper support to the door.
Then we install the middle guide mechanism on the door.
Install the lower mechanism lever on the door, first engaging the lever roller with the lower guide.
After installation, adjust the position of the door.
Adjusting the sliding door
It’s more convenient to work together.
We adjust the door if the door has been removed, as well as in case of violation of its correct position during operation.
It is more convenient to make adjustments with the lock latches removed.
Adjusting the door height
Use a 17 wrench to loosen the locknut
Rotating the adjusting bolt of the upper support using a 14mm wrench, raise or lower the front edge of the door, achieving a uniform gap between it and the middle pillar
Having the door in the required position, tighten the locknut of the adjusting bolt.
Remove the door trim (see the article - “How to remove the trim and sliding door lock of a Gazelle car”).
Using a 14 key, loosening the two bolts securing the door opening mechanism on the middle guide, raise or lower the rear edge of the door, achieving a uniform gap between the door and the side of the body.
Holding the door in the required position, tighten the bolts securing the mechanism.
Adjusting the door position “in depth”
By loosening the locknut of the upper door support adjusting bolt and moving the support within the adjustment slot and, move the upper edge in a horizontal plane, and then tighten the lock nut.
Having loosened the two bolts securing the lower lever with the roller with a 12" key and moving the lever within the slot, we adjust the position of the lower edge of the door in the horizontal plane, after which we tighten the bolts.
If the described adjustments are not enough, we make additional adjustments.
Using a 14mm wrench, loosening the three bolts securing the lower support to the door, move the support within the slots along the door, adjust the position of the lower edge of the door in the horizontal plane.
In addition, it is possible to place washers under the upper guide support mounting bolts, or between the upper guide and its support.