Re: Sienna Power Sliding Door PROBLEMS - THE THREAD
We had our driver's side rear door jamb open this spring, in bitterly cold weather, requiring me to cut the cable (at exposed ends) to get the door to shut. I later took the door apart to remove the motor. The "spool" on the original motor grenaded itself, shattering the housing and permiting the cable to fray and kink.
There are two ways to fix this:
1. new motor assembley at about $800.00 (cost)
2. new spool assembly at just under $400.00 (cost)
The spool assembly on the new motor appears to be have been beefed up in comparison to the old unit. Great to know that the original part could have used this originally....
The replacement can be a DIY, with some mechanical savvy and a copy of the TSB. For the present time, we just the use the door as a manual door.
It is really discouraging to be a beta tester for Toyota technology, with no warranty coverage or service campaign support provided. Don't get me started on being 2.5 months out of warranty, but under on mileage, for the front door check, extended service campaign...
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