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I recently really cleaned out the tracks on both the doors (7 years of leaves and such) and used some white grease to lubricate everything. However, it still seems very dry and now that the cold has come in (highs in the 10's) it seems even dryer.

My question is what is the appropriate method to lubricate these and what is the best product to use to keep them running smoothly?
 

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From my experience because I purchased a 03 Odyssey last year and both of the door was not open /close properly. I have use grease to lube the track and finally found out it’s the roller on the door is bad. You can’t see it because its cover and once I remove the track cover and then I can see on both door one of the roller wheel is gone (you should have 2 each side). As soon as I replaced the roller, the door work perfect so far.
 

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How to remove track and replace roller?

So I just picked up my 2002 Ody EX-L.

So I have a list of things to tackle - first is the door.

The right sliding door is scraping on the painted panel, and the owner told me that dealer quoted 300 bucks to replace a roller.

I'm sure this is something that can be done, just need to be pointed to the right direction.

I assume once track removed, this roller can be replaced? Any steps on how it can be removed?

Pls help.

Thanks,
 

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You can find these roller on ebay for around $60-$70 dollars. Make sure you order the correct side because the passenger and driver side roller are different. Once you got the roller then you can have it install by a local auto repair shop which is cheaper than what the dealer will charge you. I got my roller install for $100 both side from my local auto shop.
 

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I did both of mine. It helped to have the helms manual because you need to remove internal paneling and also relieve tension from cable connected to pulley on inside. Mark positions of current roller before removal. Remove door, remove old roller, attach new roller and replace door. Replace pulley cables and retrain the doors. Good luck either route. Just research.
 

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There's some excellent tutorials on here on how to replace that pesky center roller. Do a search for "sliding door", and they'll come up. I printed them out, knowing it'll be in my future at some point, although today, the track just needed some cleaning.

FYI, all the tutorials (for the power sliders) reference the following part numbers for the roller assembly (apparently you can't just purchase the roller by itself):
EX Part # 72520-S0X-A53 (passenger side)
EX Part # 72560-S0X-A53 (driver's side

These can be purchased online at
https://www.manchestermotorsports.com/ for about $60/side if you hate going to the dealer as much as I do(inconvenient side of town, and inconvenient hours for me). This roller assembly comes with the hinge part as well, so you pop out the old one and drop in the new one

One thing I haven't seen noted in the tutorials is that it APPEARS (I haven't tested this yet), that there is an alternate part number that you can purchase for about $20 cheaper per side if your hinge assembly is OK.

EX Part #: 72521-S0X-A51 (passenger side)

EX Part # 72561-S0X-A51 (driver's side)

It would require you to transfer over the hinge part of the assembly that attaches to the door, but like I said, it saves $20/side. When I do it, I'll probably do the former set of part numbers myself, but it looks like a viable alternative for those who are interested.

If you go to the link above, and enter your model's information, and drill down to the BODY section and SLIDING DOOR MOTORS, there's a great diagram of the parts to look at for this repair.

Chad
 

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alternate service option - cheaper DIY

Since I just did this on one of my sides, and being a newbie, I figure I'll try to contribute.

My 02 EX-L right sliding door was scraping the rail cover - OUCH. Since I just bought it, the owner told me Dealer would charge $300 to replace the roller.

I searched online to find that some people actually buy "nylon spacers" from Ace Hardware, and retainer rings, to do this repair.

I did the same, and less than $5 bucks, my door was back in business.

There is a post with the exact nylon spacer and ring to get. I believe it's 5/32" E-clip, which wasn't available, so I got 3/16", and simply "bent" it a bit smaller, worked great.

The spacer was 1/2" x .174 x 1/4 I believe, but the Ace Hardware didn't have this, so I got the next closest thing, which worked great.

To remove the rail cover, you must remove one bolt accessible from side door when open.

Then, remove tail light by removing 2 screws under the cover, and then PULL straight back, it will pop out.

then two more screws attaching the rail cover, you are DONE.

BE SURE to mark the location of the roller before removing it from the slide door so it can go back nicely and no adjustment will be needed.
 
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