Question about 2000 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Cannot open liftgate

Will not open with key or electrical stitch

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chrysler Master
  • 660 Answers

The latch is broken inside. If you have the tools and a little know-how, you can remove the inside panel and remove the latch system. Once removed, it will open. Then you can replace it.
here is a link for the part.

http://www.discountbodyparts.com/catalog/?ymmsearch=true&Ntt=2000+Chrysler+Town_%26_Country+Replacement%20Tailgate%20Handle+D580703&dbpcid=productads



You can see the image of the backside of the handle where the locking rods connect to it.
That is the most common breaking point.


I hope this helps you.

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
tunde007
  • 2382 Answers

SOURCE: 2007 T&C Limited. Sometimes power

Hi, the repairs for the liftgate involves "reflashing " the module which would have to be done at the dealership.
Reflashing the module involves hooking the dealership scanner and downloading new software into the module. Here are the bulletins.
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 23-035-00 REV. A, DATED OCT. 27, 2000, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. THIS IS A COMPLETE REVISION AND NO **ASTERISKS** HAVE BEEN USED TO HIGHLIGHT CHANGES. SUBJECT: Power Mode Closes Lift Gate But Does Not Open The Lift Gate
NOTE: THIS BULLETIN SHOULD BE PERFORMED ON ALL IN STOCK VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE NOVEMBER 13, 2000 (MDH1113XX). OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves flashing the Power Lift Gate (PLG) module and resetting obstacle detection values. Adjusting the lift gate striker and/or installing lift gate overslam bumper shims may also be required.
MODELS: 2001-07 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager 2001-07 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)
SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The PLG functions in the power closing mode but not the opening mode. The lift gate is not flush with the tail lights. Low seal load prevents the lift gate from "popping off" and moving the lift gate latch out of the primary latching position.
DIAGNOSIS: DIAGNOSIS 1: Power operate the lift gate to open with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Fob or button in the overhead console. If the lift gate does not move out of the primary latching position, perform Repair Procedure 1.
DIAGNOSIS 2: Inspect the lift gate for flushness to the body above and below the tail lamps. If the lift gate is underflush to the body above the tail lamp and underflush or flush below the tail lamp, go to Procedure 2A. If the lift gate is flush or overflush to the body above and below the tail lamp, go to Procedure 2B. If the lift gate is flush or underflush to the body above the tail lamps and over flush below the tail lamp AND the difference is more than 5mm, go to Procedure

You have to reflash at the dealer....

Posted on Mar 10, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

06 Lincoln Navigator liftgate opens okay but need help to close why?


Power Liftgate
The power liftgate feature will allow the customer to automatically OPEN or CLOSE the liftgate by activating the interior open/close switch, the remote keyless entry transmitter or by manually initiating liftgate movement. The power liftgate uses a power cinch system to latch the liftgate.
The power liftgate system consists of the following:
  • Power liftgate control switch (located in the overhead console)
  • Power liftgate motors (located in the rear headliner area)
  • Optical sensor and power liftgate encoder wheel (located in the left power liftgate motor assembly)
  • Pinch strip switches (located on the body by the liftgate)
  • Home position switch (located on the cinch actuator)
  • Forkbolt switch (located on the cinching latch assembly)
  • Detent switch (located on the cinching latch assembly)
  • Liftgate close chime module (located in a unit external from the power liftgate module)
  • There are a lot of electrical switches an motors
  • Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
    • Power liftgate motors
    • Power cinching latch and linkage
    • Power liftgate pinch strip switches
    • Liftgate and liftgate hinges
    • Liftgate assist cylinders
    • Liftgate strikers
    • Exterior release handle and linkage
    • Liftgate weatherstrip
    • Liftgate alignment to body and striker
    • Central junction box (CJB) fuse:
      • 5 (7.5A)
      • 105 (30A)
    • Power liftgate control switch
    • Wiring harness
    • Connectors
    Are you willing to take the back hatch apart to test this ,to find a fix . But first have it check for DTC'S - diagnostic troulbe codes '
  • Power Liftgate Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index
    Power Liftgate Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Source Action B1342 ECU Is Defective Power Liftgate Module INSTALL a new power liftgate module. REFER to Power Liftgate Module in this section. B2477 Module Configuration Failure Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 418-01 . B2522 Vbatt1 Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2552 Vbatt2 Circuit Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2698 Vbatt2 Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2699 Left Pinch Strip Open or Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2700 Right Pinch Strip Open or Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2701 Left Pinch Strip Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2702 Right Pinch Strip Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2703 Open/Close Switch Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2704 Optical Sensor Power Short to Ground Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2705 Optical Sensor 1 Input Not Active During Powered Gate Movement Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2706 Optical Sensor 2 Input Not Active During Powered Gate Movement Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2709 Gate Open Output Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2710 Gate Close Output Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2711 Gate Open Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2712 Gate Close Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2713 Unlatch Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2714 Uncinch Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2715 Cinch Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2718 Gate Ajar Output Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2721 Gate Ajar Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2722 Open/Close Switch Active During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2723 Glass Position Switch Active During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2724 Forkbolt Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2725 Detent Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2726 Home Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2819 Gate Motor Circuit Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2820 Gate Motor Circuit Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2821 Cincher Motor/Unlatch Actuator Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2822 Cincher Motor/Unlatch Actuator Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2825 Movement Ceased Due to Excess Speed Deviation Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2903 Chime Output Circuit Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module/ Liftgate Chime Module Go To Pinpoint Test C . C1935 Chime Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module/ Liftgate Chime Module Go To Pinpoint Test C . U1950 UBP Communication BUS Fault UBP Communi- cation REFER to Section 418-00 . U2338 Invalid ACM Message Data Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 418-00 . U2242 Invalid 4WAS Message Data 4WAS Module REFER to Section 308-07A . U2403 Invalid CSM Message Data Vehicle Security Module REFER to Section 418-00 . U2406 Invalid IC Message Data Instrument Cluster Module REFER to Section 413-01 . U2469 Power Liftgate Disabled By Customer Interface Instrument Cluster Module Turn power liftgate on at message center. U2470 Unexpected Keyfob/Keypad Button Press Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test A . U2471 Unexpected PRNDL State Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 419-10 . U2472 Unexpected IGN State Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 418-00 . U2473 Unexpected Vehicle Speed Instrument Cluster Module/ Powertrain Control Module REFER to Section 413-01 . U2528 PRNDL Data Mismatch Power Liftgate Module/ Instrument Cluster Module Go To Pinpoint Test D .

Feb 13, 2017 | 2006 Lincoln Navigator 4x4

1 Answer

How do I get the rear hatch to unlock


Although the liftgate has no inside release mechanism,
the liftgate trim panel includes an opening with a
snap-in cap that provides access to release the latch in
the event of an electrical system malfunction.

Apr 28, 2016 | 2010 Dodge Caliber

1 Answer

Rear hatch keeps opens while driving...


Unless you have electrical diagnostic skills , I suggest you take this to the dealer ! The lift gate can be opened by operating the switch on the instrument panel. Battery voltage is supplied to the liftgate actuator through the body control module (BCM). The BCM will pulse the lift gate actuator when a release input is received through the key fob, or the instrument panel switch.
The body control module (BCM) receives an input from the liftgate ajar assembly. The ajar assembly is normally open when the liftgate is fully closed. When the liftgate is opened, the ajar assembly contacts close providing a path to ground. The driver information center (DIC) illuminates the rear access open message when the gate is open. The instrument panel cluster (IPC) receives a serial data message from the BCM indicating the liftgate ajar status. If this message is displayed and the vehicle speed is greater than 8 km/h (5 mph), a chime will sound.
It could be ajar switch is bad .

Dec 16, 2015 | 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV 2.4L...

1 Answer

2007 yukon,lift gate will not open electrically or manually?


You should still be able to open itmanually? Unless the lock is not functioning. There may be a plastic plug that pops off on the inside of the liftgate panel so that you can open it. You have to remove the plug and then move the lever with a screw driver. All that being said most likely have some broken wires in the boot at the top of the liftgate where it connects to the body. These wires tend to break from constant flexing when the liftgate is opened and closed. Either way you have to get the liftgate open to inspect them

Feb 17, 2015 | 2007 GMC Yukon

1 Answer

How to replace 3rd brake lite chrysler pacific


1.Open liftgate before disconnecting battery.
2.Open hood, disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
3.Open liftgate.
4.Disconnect the power liftgate prop rod.
5.Remove liftgate trim panel
6.Remove the four retaining nuts to spoiler .
7.Gently lift spoiler off of outer liftgate panel.
8.Disconnect the CHMSL electrical connector.
9.Disconnect the washer hose.
10.Remove spoiler from vehicle.
11.If replacing spoiler, transfer CHMSL lamp to new spoiler.
12.If replacing spoiler, transfer washer nozzle to new spoiler.


replace-3rd-brake-lite-chrysler-pacific-gforj5atjwvxe3vijclvf5dv-1-0.png

Aug 31, 2014 | Chrysler Pacifica Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2008 pontiac torrent liftgate wont open


First does it work manually? If it does than it must be checked electrically within the rear hatch behind the panel. You cold jump the switch but be careful not to short out the body control module.

Dec 27, 2013 | Pontiac Torrent Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to remove interior panel from tailgate?


Remove the liftgate pull handle. Refer to Liftgate Inside Pull Handle Replacement .
DO NOT attempt to remove the liftgate trim panel if there is a failure of the electric latch. Refer to Opening the Liftgate Without Electrical Power .
1
Liftgate Trim Finish Panel
2
Liftgate Trim Finish Retainer Clips (Qty: 2)
3
Liftgate Lower Trim Finish Panel
4
Liftgate Trim Finish Retainer Clips (Qty: 14)
mrtechwrench_6.gif

Nov 22, 2010 | 2009 Chevrolet HHR

2 Answers

Rear tail gate will not open


how to i open a stuck lift garte on a ford winstar 2000 lock broken too

Jun 14, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

1 Answer

2001 Ford Escape Rear Hatch won't unlock


The liftgate consists of the following components:
  • liftgate door lock actuator
  • liftgate lock cylinder (if equipped)
  • liftgate window glass
  • liftgate window latch/ajar switch
  • liftgate window glass release handle
  • liftgate latch remote control which consists of the following component:
    • liftgate release handle
  • liftgate latch, which consist of the following component:
    • liftgate latch door ajar switch
Liftgate Latch Actuator Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the liftgate latch remote control. For additional information, refer to Liftgate Latch Remote Control in this section.
SECTION 501-14: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems 2001 Escape Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Liftgate Latch Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the liftgate trim panel.
  1. Disconnect the liftgate ajar switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the liftgate latch actuating rod.
    1. Open the clip.
    1. Disconnect the actuating rod.
  1. Remove and discard the liftgate latch bolts.
  1. Remove the liftgate latch.
  1. NOTE: Make sure the liftgate latch release rod is not preloading the latch. It should be clipped in a relaxed state with no slack.
    NOTE: Position the liftgate latch release rod by pushing outboard to remove the slack.
  1. Remove the screws and the liftgate latch actuator
90f640f.gif

May 29, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

1 Answer

PT Cruiser LAtch won't operate


If the latch won't operate when you use the handle, try inserting the key, turning it, and pulling up on the liftgate while the key is in the turned position (it won't stay there, so you need to hold it turned while you raise the liftgate.

Aug 06, 2008 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Logo

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chrysler Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8522 Answers

Are you a Chrysler Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...