dotd,i just replace mine. here is some pics and good luck
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Hi, thanks so much for your posts.My passenger side power sliding door cable snapped about two months ago. I'm too recently (a month ago) replaced the power sliding door cable myself. It takes about 4 hours (I would say that I can do this fix in about 1.5 to 2 hr now). I stumble across the cable assembly only on ebay for $200. I was so surprise that there such part. I have been search all over and everyone tells me I that Toyota don't make the cable alone, you got buy the whole motor assembly and the cheapest that I can find was $860 + S&H. I think all the STEALERS are in a conspiracy on this one. If you go to any Toyota part site and search for part # 6963108030, you will find it listed. Well the repair cost me $222 + 4 hrs. What a deal. The best of all my wife and kids are so happy that they got their power sliding door back. My kids said to me, "Dad, you can fix anything. Aaaaahhh!
To look back at the repair. I follow the TSB from Toyota and take pictures along the way just incase I forgot how to put back certain cables. I gotta tell ya, there are at least five (if I remember them correctly) of those bicycle cable in there! The most time consuming was to take the window glass out of it track/door. If I was to follow the TSB instructs more closely, I would not have spent so much time, but I found in the start of the TSB there are some unnecessary steps and therefore I deviated from the instructions somewhat.
I hope the part # 6963108030 will help many of the DIYer like myself. I know I save over $600 on this repair.
I have done this repair twice now and have written a step-by-step tutorial with lots of pictures for replacing the power sliding door cable assembly: http://johnfixesstuff.blogspot.com/...g-door-cables-2004-207-toyota-sienna-xle.htmlI need help with the tiny cable that mounts in the middle of the door and runs along the exterior track. I do not think this is the powered cable. It appears to be a sensor / pretensioner type of cable since it is so tiny.
Does anyone have info on this cable?
I found zero help in the shop manual and have yet to find a DIY How-Too.
Very helpful in addition to the youtube video.I had a similar problem on my 04 Sienna LE power passenger sliding door. The door started to sag and was rubbing the paint at many points. I purchased an OE hinge and replaced it in under an hour. I didn't need to remove the door, just the one hinge. Since the hinge is unpainted, I used a spray can of black paint/primer. It matches the black pulley assembly so it doesn’t look bad. The technical service bulletin is very helpful to visualize the door assembly (TSB EL004-04)
1. Turned off the power door switch and opened the rear windows.
2. Manually opened the door about half way.
3. Removed the rear trim (rail end molding) by pulling on the forward area. The rear connection was difficult. I used a screwdriver as mentioned in the TSB, but it partially cracked the piece. It looks like it may slide up off of the rear plastic connector for my 2004.
4. Carefully examine the position of the cables for the power door mechanism (over and under), then remove the front and rear Brackets/tensioners.
5. Removed the pulley assembly bolted to the center hinge using a 10 mm wrench (2 bolts) and loosen form the hinge.
6. Blocked up to support the rear of the sliding door so it will not fall.
7. Loosened the 3 bolts (12 mm) holding the center hinge assembly.
8. Slide the center hinge back while pulling out the cables from the hole and slide the hinge off the rail.
9. Slide the new center hinge on the rail.
10. Pull the cables through the holes making sure they are in the same position.
11. Bolt the hinge on the door and unblock the door.
12. Bolt the pulley on the hinge.
13. Attach the bracket/tensioners (white in rear, black in front).
14. Adjust the door to make sure it slides well and lines up when closing door, then tighten the bolts on center hinge to the door.
15. Attach rail end molding.
16. Turn on power to the door switch.
Hope this is helpful. By the way, since I did not remove the door, it was a one-man job.