Agreed, not a Denso issue. The motor was fine. It’s from untrained Techs jumping in and forcing the door open. In my case the actuator being disconnected the way it was forced the motor to turn beyond binding up and eventually chewed the teeth out of the drive gear.
Excellent write up, thank you! My linkage wasn’t broken, but it was popped out. After putting it back together it still wouldn’t cycle properly like it was binding somewhere. I decided to pull the actuator motor and sure enough there was a stripped gear inside. Inhad to remove the NAVI...
I those pics. A lot. The truck ain't half bad either.
It'd be great if Toyota sold it like that, and then you were able to claim it as a residence/rec vehicle and pull a 30 year loan on it. I could maybe afford it at that point. The truck I mean.