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#1 of 27 02 town and country power sliding door
Sep 07, 2008 (6:36 pm)
I have an 02 town and country with the passenger power sliding door. When we go to hit the button inside or on the remote for the power sliding door it just pops out and stays there it does not slide back. When we manually slide it back and hit the button inside or on the remote the door closes fine. If we open the door again from it works fine. If we do not use it for a little while we have to repeat the process over again. Did anyone else have this problem? Any ideas on how to correct it?
Thanks for any help you can give
#2 of 27 Re: 02 town and country power sliding door [02tandc]
Sep 07, 2008 (9:50 pm)
The following link and associated posts you will find on that particular forum should point you in the right direction. I have found tons of useful info on my T&C there, including power door troubleshooting and corrective action information.
The description of your issue sounds like the notorious "broken wire in the flexible plastic track below the door" problem. The wire gets a break in it after flexing back and forth a bajillion times over several years, and when the door hits that bad spot, it quits. If that turns out to be the problem (and it may not be, I'm just taking a guess based upon your description), it's a fairly easy fix. Basically, just a matter of cutting the bad length of wire out and slicing in a new length. The trick is doing a good job on the splice or else it may just work free again after you run the door through a few of times.
Or it could be something else unrelated to the wiring (shrug).
Either way, good luck.
Edit - I'm not having any luck posting a workable hot link here so you may have to cut and paste the following URL in your browser window if the link isn't clickable -
#3 of 27 Re: 02 town and country power sliding door [02tandc]
Sep 28, 2008 (6:55 pm)
I ALSO HAVE A 02 AND HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WHEN COLD WEATHER COMES. HAVE YOU FOUND WHAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM?
#4 of 27 Re: 02 town and country power sliding door [02tandc]
Oct 09, 2008 (7:50 pm)
I have a 2001 town and country limited have had it about 3 years. I had the same problem mine was the pass door and rear lift gate brought it to the dealer and they soaked me for over 1400.00 and all it needed was new motors in the door you can get them on Ebay sme times or the dealer but they are not hard to install...next time I will do it myself
#5 of 27 malfunctioning (broke!) sliding door
Apr 26, 2009 (10:59 am)
the right side sliding door on my 2005 T&C has been making a 'grinding' noise when positioned manually, but not with those wonderful power switches - but today, after opening with more difficulty, it cannot be closed. The latch on the back side of the door is in the closed position, and I can't open it. I noticed there is no 'open door' signal on the dash instruments, and the interior lights don't come on. Did my wiring harness break?
#6 of 27 05 town and country power sliding door
Jun 23, 2009 (6:41 am)
I have a 05 town and country,and the power sliding on the right side is hard to open by hand,it works fine using the power.What i need to know is if there is a clutch in the motor to let it be opened by hand,and if so can it be fixed without replacing the motor with a new one.
Oct 12, 2009 (5:20 pm)
I have a 01 gc that is doing all of the above....... The new thing is that all the power door buttons stoped working...Does anyone have a clue whats up with that???? Any help would be good.... thanks
#8 of 27 Re: 05 town and country power sliding door [jer411]
Jan 05, 2010 (10:51 am)
I have the exact same problem with my 05 caravan. I took it to the dealer and had it checked out, they told me the motor bearings & cable are worn and should be replaced Parts for that are $590.00 plus $260.00 for labor. At that price I'll use it until it completely fails, who knows how long that may take.
#9 of 27 Re: 05 town and country power sliding door [phound1]
Jan 07, 2010 (7:45 am)
Just my experience - 'total failure' didn't take long. I very quickly found I couldn't even shut the door. FWIW - my dealer actually covered it all, except for $100! You might ask about warranty on this item.
#10 of 27 2006 Town and County lemon law/power sliding doors not working
Sep 15, 2010 (4:04 pm)
Does anyone know what is up with 2006 T&C power sliding door not working. We have brought it over 3 times to the dealer and they have replaced every part and still not working. It closes to about 1-2 inches toward the end and then kicks back and opens again. We have an extended warranty so we have not paid for the issues but still very frustrating. Any ideas what to do now?