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I have a 1998 windstar gl and my sliding door will not open. nor will it close all the way. wont budge, and is ajar

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    Heather Arson Dec 06, 2008

    helpful and is pretty accurate, the problem is i dont have enough room to be able to use something ot pry open the fingers. thank you for helping me

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It sounds like the latch may not have opened all the way last time you opened it and then when you tried to close it, the latch jammed on the pin.

I would get inside the van and try to force the sliding door open at the rear where it swings out on the rails. The latch is going to have to be jarred loose.

If you get it open, check and make sure the "fingers" on the latch are completely opened before closing it again, and give them some lubrication.

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  • Takethis88 Dec 06, 2008

    I'm glad I could help

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