Question about 1998 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Door closed but door ajar comes on

98 chrysler town and country just started having a door ajar come on--lights go on and i am afraid the battery will go dead while at work. Can this be fixed easily?

Posted by on

  • Deanna Mayfield
    Deanna Mayfield Jan 18, 2009

    Thank you for your advice. Upon closer inspection, there is a gap between the door and perimeter of car. My daughter told me that when she was driving it the door was hard to open not long ago. She said the molding sort of pulled loose when she got the door open. Is this problem hard to fix? I really appreciate your taking the time to help me. Thanks, again.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

There is a switch or sensor on the door frame either on the hinch side or on the latch side. Try to activate it with the the car on. With the door open, the door open light should light on, if it is a mechanical switch, push it in, if a sensor, touch it with a steel object, the light should turn off. This means the door switch is working ok. Now try the same again but this time push the switch slowly until the door ajar warning light turns on. This means that the switch works ok. Now, close the door from outside and check that there is no gap betwwen the body and the door line all over the perimeter of it. If there is a gap mainly at the latch side or at the hinch side, it can be your problem. If so, let me know so I can show you how to adjust the door to eliminate the gap.
If there is no gaps, your door switch is to low (too far in), let me know so I can show you how to adjust it.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • GonzoBarilla Jan 21, 2009

    Hi Dena,

    Which molding are talking about? Is this the inner rubber gasket around the door? or is this an outer molding.

    On the other side, if the door is becoming hard to open, chances are the door is hanging down, this means the latch is dragging on the receiving latch on the door frame, this tells me the door needs to be lifted by losing and adjusting the hinges to lift the door. This is a very common problem in these mini vans. They came out with a weak hinge design. Some times you can lit the door by forcing it up with a big and long 4x4 stud levering it from the farthest point of the lower pat of the door. I did this with my 1995 dodge caravan one time. The door is so weak and flexible that a strong man can straighten and realign the gap by forcing it in, towards the cab from the top while holding the buttom part. I could send you a sketch describing all of the above adjustments if you wish. My e mail is; gvarillaz@hotmail.com

    I hope this helps..!

    Sincerely,

    Gonzo

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 Chrysler Town and Country won't start. Lights, radio and horn works just fine. Even put in a new starter and still get nothing. Ran a wire from battery to the starter and got a little kick.


Chrysler Town & Country Questions - My van won't start ...

www.cargurus.com > Questions > Chrysler > Town & Country

CarGurusSep 29, 2008 - ckf2004 answered 4 years ago. I have a 96 chrysler town and countrylx and the engine died, turned over but wouldn't start, I researched and replace the flywheel .... My van sometimes won't start because it kills the battery.

My town & country 2004 wont start sometimes - CarGurus

www.cargurus.com > Questions > Chrysler > Town & Country

CarGurusMy town & country 2004 wont start sometimes - My van start doing something really weird. it will ... Asked by TownCountryguy May 03, 2013 at 03:31 PM about the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country Base .... Sometimes you tap it & it won't work.

Van won't start - Chrysler town and country - YouTube

? 1:01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkEL2vlLZr0
Jun 26, 2014 - Uploaded by Philip Walker
We have the same issue currently...very randomly...with our 2008 Caravan at the moment. Wife just got ...

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Won't Turn Over, Will ...

www.carcomplaints.com/Chrysler/Town_Country/.../engine_wont_turn_...
The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country has 34 complaints for engine won't turn over, will not start. Average repair cost is $902.00 at 58178 miles.

Jan 14, 2016 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why won't my 2008 Town & Country Chrysler Van not start? Shows damaged key.


Security is set. If both keys register damaged. You have either a broken wire(usually by the ignition lockset/switch). Or the computer has died.

Oct 03, 2014 | 2008 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Cant find door sensor 2002 chrysler town & country


I know on my ford ranger the switch is located inside the door such that when the door latch rotates around the lock pin, it actuates the switch. If you don't see the switch in the door jamb, pull the inside door panel off and take a look around, focusing on the area around the latch.

Mar 11, 2014 | 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Door ajar light on and locks keep locking and unlocking


need to gain access to the BCM to see which door the module is seeing open. the locks won't lock with key in ignition and a door is "open"

Jun 09, 2012 | 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

1996 chrysler town and country problem is that the interior lights stay on


Either you have a bad door jamb switch (stuck closed) or a short in the interior light ground side circuit. Start by checking drivers door jamb switch.

Jan 27, 2011 | 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

2 Answers

Town & Country the Power locks


check the switches in the door pillars first then the rubber boot where the cables go from the door to the door pillar

Nov 21, 2009 | 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

2 Answers

1996 chrysler town & country electrical system problem


door ajar - probably a defective or unplugged door switch. Try pulling them, one at a time and checking the wire connections on them.

Aug 05, 2009 | 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Power sliding door will not activate when outside handle is pulled on chrysler town and country 2002


oh we have a 02 C T & C and our keyless entry for the sliding doors. when the side doors are not closed all the way or opened all the way the keyless entry won't kick in. try doing it closed or fully open, if this does not work try checking the battery in the remote. over all lets put it this way the 02 C T & C is like the best mini van around however it comes with alot of problems from ac. to tail lights

Apr 06, 2009 | 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Chrysler Town & Country Logo

666 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chrysler Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21936 Answers

chargerhp
chargerhp

Level 3 Expert

813 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...