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    Posted: 07 Jan 12 at 23:41
The side sliding door on my 2002 Multivan has started to creak, rattle and knock occasionally ... Was hoping to take if off and adjust or replace the runners etc, but does anyone know of a good guide on how to best go about doing this?

Also not obvious (at least to me) about how to remove the grey internal side door trim ... Any ideas?
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bottom runner just unbolts from the door bracket with two 5mm allen bolts but you need to remove the door stop first
pull the step cover off (it prises off clips) undo the two phillips screws visable to the rear of the step.
support the edge of the door and undo the allen bolts. the roller will now withdraw to the rear.
 
bung the new one in and refit
 
beware there are varying qualities.
 
vw bottom runners are 90 quid
 
t4srus do one for 17.99(which i had fitted on the project t4) and there is a casting defect on the nylon wheel which has a flat spot. runs loads better than the old one but not perfectly smooth. 
 
9 times out of 10 its the bottom runner thats fubar, no need for grease or owt as it encourages shite to stick to the rollers!!


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^^^ He's not Wrong^^^

Mine does occaisionally but it's where the Styleline door panel touches the Step,
A regular spray with Silicon round the Rubbers & Spring Locators for the door usually cures it for a month or so or Turn RADIO UP Big smile
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Cheers Jaosn, I thought I had seen these at some point on Simons site but can't see any now, will take a look at the T4sRUS though as I suspect your prob may have been a one off - just need to check the quality of moulding before fitting

Dan ... Tried the silicon trick, works for a few days, but then comes back ... Seems a bit random so think it probably is just worn runners ... Mind you, the radio up loud sorts it every time :-)
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Have you properly lub'ed the witches hats? The sockets on the B pillar - spray lube (silicone or lithium spray grease) into the join between the casing & the circular reciever. Spray ALOT into this join. Then put your finger into the reciever & twist it around as much as you can & push it down as well. This will put the grease deep into socket & should stop the squeak.
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Have tried some silicon spray ... Didn't work ... But not actual grease ... Might give that a try as I can't see any obvious wear on the rollers ...

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Try tidy Transporters for the bottom roller. He does a kit which replaces it - easy to do as well.
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grease wont do owt mart other than attract every bit of shite to stick to the roller.
 
its prob worn down but you wont see that as you dont know its original size.
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