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The van doesn't start while opening or closing the slide doors

When I try to start my van while opening or closing the slide doors, it stop the ignition and does not start again, even if I close the doors, open, locked them, wait for a while. The only way I could fixed the problem was dissconeting the battery wait for a while and then connecting it again. Is this a seccurity manner or is it that my van has something wrong? I thought it could be an alarm problem (somebody had installed a non factory one before I bought the van), we removed it hopping it may be the cause, but still happen the same thing.

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  • anademazzini Feb 07, 2009

    no the battery is working ok

  • anademazzini Feb 07, 2009

    the battery is ok

  • anademazzini Feb 07, 2009

    this doesn't happen all the time, but almost, could it be the starter?
    or may it be an alectrical or electronical issue?



  • anademazzini Feb 07, 2009

    no, is not the pump, I did that everyting is ok in that field

  • anademazzini Feb 07, 2009

    I already solved my problem, it was a power line from starter engine that was not well connected. Thanks for your ansewers

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This is a security feature and can only be by passed by the door latch switch and the door closure switch

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This van is outfitted with a specific safety feature that will prevent the engine from starting if the door is ajar. this system has a very sophisticated sensory unit that has sensors all over the doors that can go bad at time confusing the actual regulators that shut of the ignition. these sensors may have gone bad at this moment. unfortunately, you will have to take this in for repair by the dealer if possible. hope that helps and, thx for using fix ya.

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Hi,
the battery is ok..... but might be there is some carbon on the points of battery.
clear both points of bttery, for it you need to remove wires from the battery.
Thanks

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It is electrical issue in your van .......ignition wiring is shorted in your van ....need to check the connections.....
if it solves your problem ....rate this solution...

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The glass and door opening mechanisms are interconnected somehow. When the glass is down, the door doesn’t slide open all the way. First you need to close the door back, shut the glass and slide it open anew. An  sliding door opening and closing system comprises a continuous, powered belted drive system and a clamp arrangement capable of fixably and releasably attaching the automotive sliding door to the belt drive system so as to be automatically driven along a predetermined path and capable of releasing the belt drive system under predetermined conditions. The powered belt drive system is located so as to be combined with one of the door's standard sliding door hinge systems. The clamp arrangement is a rotary device biased into a pinching engagement on the belt of the belt drive system via a cam and spring arrangement.also check out the wirings of the mechanism.

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Do you feel any buzzing or whinning from the fuel tank when you just turn the key on, do not start.
Tap the fuel tank with a rubber mallet just to send some vibration through the tank and see if that helps.
If it starts and runs you'll still need a fuel pump.
You can go to a shop and have them put a fuel pressure gauge on your fuel line or rail at the engine and turn it on and see what kind of fuel pressure you are getting

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Sounds like you are having a issue with your electrical system, that is cause your iignition to lock up. Are you seeing in check engine codees?

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 07, 2009

    this is not a battery issue, you are having something hang you up and lock the ignition.

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 07, 2009

    I would say to check your ignition wiring under the engine and make sure nothing is shorting oout

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Are you sure the battery is not the problem?

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  • Ekse Feb 07, 2009

    Test with another battery.

  • Ekse Feb 07, 2009

    Test with another battery.

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