Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
I have a 1999 Olds Silhouette - the power door closing mechanism broke years ago and the cable detached. For several years now I have been closing the door by hand and it has worked without issue.
Today the passenger sliding door will not latch. When I close it - the door just bounces back open. When I slide the interior handle back and forth there is no tension on the handle - usually it feels like there is something providing tension.
I have tried the following:
1) Disconnected the battery to reset the system
2) Checked the child lock and toggled it
3) Enabled and disabled the sliding door override button on ceiling center console.
4) Sprayed WD40 on latches
5) Warmed up the van just in case something is frozen
6) Parked the van in the garage so the temp is above 10 Degrees Celcius - 50 degrees Fahrenheit
If anyone has a solution I would really appreciate it.
I have this problem as well. The latch is getting stuck. I haven't been able to fix it permanently but you can get it to latch if you hit the door by the handle. It will release the latch and allow it to latch when you close the door.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Try and check the latch in the door sometimes they catch and don't open all the way it may take a screwdriver to pry it up or it could be a clip has broke inside the door on the trip mechenizm and won't let it hit the spring tension to lock it shut.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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