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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Rear Door


1. Disable Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system.
2. Remove rear door trim panel.
3. Remove rear door check link bolt.
4. Remove water deflector.
5. Disconnect electrical connector, if equipped.
6. Support door.
7. Remove rear door upper hinge bolts, Fig. 1.
8. Remove rear door lower hinge bolts, Fig. 1.
9. With aid of an assistant, remove door, Fig. 1.


1. Reverse procedure to install.
2. Torque hinge bolts to 18 ft. lbs.
3. Inspect door locking system for proper operation before installing trim panel.
4. Adjust door as required.


Warning: In order to prevent SIR deployment, personal injury, or unrequired SIR system repairs, do not strike the door or the door pillar in the area of the side impact sensor (SIS). Turn OFF the ignition and remove the key when performing service in the area of the SIS.
1. Remove door lock striker.
2. For up, down, forward, or rearward adjustment, loosen hinge to hinge pillar bolts, Fig. 2.
3. Move door within door opening to achieve best alignment and operation.
4. Tighten all of hinge fasteners that were loosened.
5. Install striker to approximate proper position.
6. Adjust door striker as required.
7. Inspect door weather-strips for proper fit.

Fig. 1 Rear door removal

Fig. 2 Rear door adjustment

Servicing the rear door of a Chevrolet Captiva First generation (C100 / C140), including removal, installation, and adjustment, involves several steps to ensure proper alignment and functionality.

To remove the rear door, start by ensuring the vehicle is parked on a flat, stable surface and the ignition is off. Begin by disconnecting the battery to prevent any electrical issues. Next, remove the interior door panel by prying it off carefully with a trim removal tool, ensuring all clips are released without damage. Disconnect any electrical connectors for power windows, locks, and the speaker. Once the panel is removed, locate and detach the wiring harness from the door. Remove the bolts or screws securing the door to the hinges, which are typically accessible once the panel is off. Have a helper support the door while you remove the hinge bolts to prevent the door from falling. Lift the door off the hinges and set it aside carefully.

Installing the rear door is essentially the reverse of the removal process. Position the door back onto the hinges with the help of a second person to ensure it is aligned correctly. Insert and tighten the hinge bolts, but do not fully tighten them until proper alignment is achieved. Reconnect the wiring harness and ensure all connections are secure. Reattach the interior door panel, making sure all clips and screws are properly secured.

After the door is mounted, check for proper alignment and operation. The door should close smoothly and align with the body lines of the vehicle. If necessary, make minor adjustments by loosening the hinge bolts slightly and repositioning the door until it fits perfectly. Tighten all bolts once the alignment is satisfactory. Reconnect the battery and test the door's functionality, including the locks, windows, and any electronic components, to ensure everything is working correctly. Properly aligned and securely fastened, the rear door should provide reliable service and safety.

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