03 chevy venture sliding door


Old 03-06-11, 08:49 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2004
Location: iowa
Posts: 64
03 chevy venture sliding door

Have a chevy venture with power sliding doors.
Drivers sliding door opened ok, pushed button on remote and door started to close-halfway closed and went back to open position.
Pushed button and same thing happened. Door wouldn't close more than 2-3 feet and reversed to fully open position.
Took the cover off of the left side rear,found the motor assembly,pushed button and saw nothing out of place.
Nothing broke, no pieces laying about,no nothing!
Sounds like it hits a sensor and reverses to the open position.
Need help-SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) is not very happy.

Sponsored Links
Old 03-07-11, 05:56 PM
ukrbyk's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA/ Pacific NW
Posts: 3,339
hah... this definitely reminds me of our 2003 rental, which was, yes, chevy venture, for a trip from nashville to seattle. i seriously remember something like that, and then i found that i was not doing it right, there was something about proper button/-s to be pressed.. was pita to have figured out.
but it does sound like you have blockage in one of the rails, and it trips sensor to open door again. minivans are notorious about kids stuff all over in the wrong places. i'd start with blowing compressed air through guides, if possible.
can it be easily closed with hand?
Old 07-07-11, 10:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 1
I have had the same problem and discovered that the rubber door seal at the bottom of the door was slightly out of place, probably due to the kids hitting it with their foot while getting out. It is the interior rubber seal that is just above the slide rail, not the exterior seal that is exposed to the outside. The seal did not look out of place so apparently it doesn't take much movement to cause a problem. I unfortunately forced the door shut manually, which did shut the door, but it bent the seal. I eventually had to take the entire rubber seal off in order to shut the door, but haven't noticed any sound or water getting inside the van but there is a gap which can allow stuff to fall down into the door track so I will have to replace the seal. Hope this helps!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes