Unusual sliding door problem?


Old 02-27-15, 01:47 PM
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Unusual sliding door problem?

My 06 grand caravan right passenger power door will not open.

If I push the power open button, it will click loudly, more of a clack really. If I pull the handle it will unlatch and open. The same happen when it's open and I try to close it. My first right was that gears are going bad, just what it sounds like. It seems to be something related to the unlatching mechanism.

I have looked online and it seems that the common problem is that the door will not slide. I have not seen this problem online. To be clear, once it unlatches it moves fine.

Any advice is helpful.
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Old 02-27-15, 03:03 PM
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Ok update. It seems to be the latch in the bottom track near the drive gear not releasing. The motor near the door lock actuator is turning but not pulling the cable hard enough, or something is impeding it somehow. I don't know wth
Old 02-27-15, 03:09 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Not my area of expertise but in looking at my ex-wife's minivan my first thought would be to clean everything up and oil those surfaces which are appropriate and then see what happens.

To be clear - I'm saying my ex-wife is messy and am not implying you are
Old 02-27-15, 03:14 PM
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Could it be that a child lock is engaged? Just a thought...

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