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The power sliding passenger door will not open even manually. At first it didn't want to close, but after I slammed it shut it didn't want to open. A few days later I was trying to get the door panel off so that I might try to fix the problem or at least try to know what was going on with it. By mistake I hit the button by the door (the button on the column between the passenger door and the power sliding door). I heard a noise. I tried to open the power sliding door manually and it opened, but then I was back at square one. It didn't want to close. I then tried to hold the door closed and press that same button on the column. The door is now closed but now it will not open again.

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  • WaterWalkerx Oct 22, 2008

    thank you. I will try it. but what of the button, it does nothing now

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    Back doors won't open

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    back doors won't open

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    It seems the hydraulics that hold the back door of my 2007 Escape have gone out. How do I fix this? If you open the door, you must hold it open the entire time. If you don't, the door slams closed by itself.

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I think I found out what it is. thankyou for all your help

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • edwinvq May 31, 2011

    Could you please tell us what you found I have the same problem but in a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette My passenger sliding door is stock and doesn't open at all

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I think you have a latch issue or a latch release issue, pull the door panel and try and release the door latch, pull the latch and try to see what if anything is wrong with it, also make sure the linkage going to the latch from the release handle is hooked up or not otherwise damaged.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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