Does one have to loosen the tension on the door cables to get the bracket assy to rotate into the shown in picture orientation?dcandmc said:Last night I tackled the door roller repair on the right slider, using the parts obtained at Lowe's pictured in post #3 above. Once I got everything taken apart, sure enough, it was obvious that the rollers were the problem. One of the two was completely gone, and the other one was so shot that it could just be lifted off the post, and probably would have fallen off soon on its own. See the link below for a picture of what I found.
When I took off the trim panel that covers the slide track, I discovered that the bracket that the panel bolts to at the front was no longer attached to the van. It's a spot weld that is supposed to afix the bracket that had failed at some point. The van has 146k miles on it, so I'm not surprised. It shouldn't be a problem, as the trim panel can still be securely attached with the two screws in the back and three plastic fittings along the length of the track that fit into keyways on the back of the panel.
I had a bit of trouble when I unbolted the roller mechanism from the door. I had a floor jack positioned (with a piece of 2x4 and padding) under the back corner of the door, but the door slipped off the jack. If possible, I recommend having a helper to make sure the door is secure and stable during and after the unbolting.
No; there is no need whatsoever to mess with the motor or cable tension. Once unbolted from the door, the bracket will just hang on the cable as shown.m3clubracer said:Does one have to loosen the tension on the door cables to get the bracket assy to rotate into the shown in picture orientation?
Thank you. I will try this and hopefully publish the fix today.dcandmc said:No; there is no need whatsoever to mess with the motor or cable tension. Once unbolted from the door, the bracket will just hang on the cable as shown.
I have a door similiar to your left door, it doens't react to the door pull, does anybody know the reason for this?dcandmc said:We've had a problem with both sliders on our '03 EX for a while now. The wife (who is the main driver) finally got fed up and threatened to take the van to the dealer for repairs. Ouch $$$$. So, I got motivated and read through many threads last night. When asked to close, the right door moves in violent jerks, and usually gives the three beeps and then retreats to the open position. Based on what I've read here, it sounds like a busted roller, although I haven't confirmed that yet. I happened to be at Lowe's today, so I picked up the parts mentioned above by 02honda02. Grand total was $2.19, plus tax. See attached photo. If the problem is a busted roller, I will attempt to repair with these parts and report back here. If not, the parts go back to Lowe's for a refund and I will continue to diagnose.
The left door I'm not sure about. It opens and closes fine when commanded by either the dash buttons or the button on the remote, but it rarely reacts to a pull on either the interior or exterior handle. I'm thinking that the handle mechanism itself may have a short or otherwise be defective. Has anyone else had a problem with an EX slider like this?