Question about 1991 Toyota Previa
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I hope I can help, I had the same problem on my 2001. I called the dealership and they said 375.00 + parts to fix. Being mechanically inclined I decidet to try it myself. Please understand, this is not exact, but is a pretty good guide. To open from the outside, make sure doors are unlocked(mine relocked after a minute or so) place a screwdriver, long and thin, into the slot that the handle passes through the door on the right side. Raise the handle of the driver, and you should be pressing down on a cable that operates the latch. the door should release. If you cant do that, from the inside, remove the two side trim pieces. Then remove the inner door panel, One screw under plastic cap on handle, one under cap on strap... and pop off all plastic buttons(hidden) between the door and cover, a 1" putty knife will work for this. You will see the cable that used to connect to the handle. Remove the cable by pulling it through the slot(apparent when you get to it) and now remove the two screws that hold the handle on. Also, you have to remove a screw from the passengers side of the cover plate over the handle. the plate will slide(not sure which way now), and it will come off. replace the handle and etc..... inreverse.. Took me 25 minutes, start to finish. Further questions, let me know. remember, mine was 2001 Sienna.
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
First you have to find a special epoxy that is sold at auto paint specialty stores. It is an industrial resin epoxy made for side window installation. Second make sure you have a caulking gun because this epoxy is sold in tubes just like home caulk. Rubber gloves are essential because the epoxy will not come off, wash off it will only wear off after about a week. Next you must raise the window assembly using your up/down button. If it is a window that raises up and down of course. The reason I say this is because some vehicles have little triangle windows that are stationary. I will assume that this is a passenger window that goes up and down. Once you have raised the as-sy. you will see where the window glass is installed. You must carefully remove all bits of glass from this assembly and any glue from the factory. Take your time doing this because if you bend or stretch this piece in any way it will destroy the integrity of the assembly. After you have cleaned this out you will have to make several preparations for the next step. Once you start you cannot stop. Do a dry run - gently sliding in the glass into the glass seat. If it will not fit into the guides - sometimes you have to remove the fabric guides and under those you will see small screws that can be undone. Disassemble as little of this as possible to get the window in and on the tracks. Once you see what will be involved get ready to complete repair. Place a generous bead of the epoxy into the glass seat.
Have the window and assembly ready after this. Make sure you have figured out how to get the complete assembly in and the glass in the tracks during the dry run! Once everything is seated and the glass is in the epoxy finish all assembly and then roll the window all the way up into the guides. Make sure it is in correctly and goes up and down smoothly because once this epoxy dries you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REVERSE THE GLASS POSITION. After all is good and you are confident it is in right - roll it all the way up and then allow it to dry for a couple of days. This is exactly how it is done at the body shops. I know because I have done this Professionally. It really isn't that hard - it is just really detail oriented and takes patience on your part. Don't get in a hurry , do the dry run, double check your work and then let it dry. Voila! you just saved yourself a couple hundred bucks! P.S. do not get curious and roll the window down before the epoxy is set or you will have destroyed your work. Good Luck!!!
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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