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Hi I have a 1998 Astro van. The sliding side door won't open, the bar on the inside has come off. How do I put it back on? :hyper:
 

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Document ID: 466595
Sliding Rear Side Door Trim Panel Replacement
Removal Procedure

Tools Required

J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover


  1. <LI type=1>Remove the screws that retain the inside handle bezel (1) to the door. <LI type=1>Pull in order to disengage the clips (2) and remove the inside handle bezel (1). <LI type=1>Remove the garnish molding. Refer to Rear Side Door Garnish Molding Replacement .
  2. Use J 38778 in order to release the fasteners that retain the panel to the vehicle.
Installation Procedure


  1. <LI type=1>Install the trim panel to the door:
    1.1. Align the retainers to the holes in the door.
    1.2. Press the panel in order to engage the retainers into the door.​
    <LI type=1>Press in order to engage the clips (2) and install the inside handle bezel (1).


    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
    <LI type=1>Install the screws (3) that retain the inside handle bezel (1). Tighten
    Tighten the screws that retain the inside handle bezel to 2 N·m (18 lb in).
  2. Install the garnish molding. Refer to Rear Side Door Garnish Molding Replacement .
 

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Rear Side Door Garnish Molding Replacement
Removal Procedure

Tools Required

J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover
  1. <LI type=1>Remove the swing-out window latch from the door, if equipped. Refer to Swing Out Window Replacement . <LI type=1>Remove the door handle bezel screws. <LI type=1>Remove the door handle bezel.

  2. Use J 38778 in order to release the fasteners that retain the panel to the door.
Installation Procedure


  1. <LI type=1>Install the door garnish molding to the vehicle:
    1.1. Align the retainers to the holes in the door.
    1.2. Press the panel in order to engage the retainers into the door.​
    <LI type=1>Install the door handle bezel to the door. <LI type=1>Install the door handle bezel screws.
  2. Install the swing-out window latch to the door, if equipped. Refer to Swing Out Window Replacement .
 
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