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2002 Chrysle Town & Country Power liftgate won't open.

When I try to operate the Power liftgate, it unlocks - but won't lift. It unlocks but still stays partly latched even though the lights flashed and the beep has sounded. I can open it manually with the handle but it won't operate in the auto closing direction either. What could be wrong?

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  • MI-Driver Apr 02, 2009

    I had a similar problem. Initially, the liftgate would not go up under power. Later, using the latch (manually) would cause a chime, but it would not unlatch real well. Now, the manual latch won't work at all and I need to use the key to open the liftgate.

    I guess I need a motor to make the gate go up, and something else to make the latch work. Can you help?

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    Since the day I bought it used I had trouble. Just took it in to get looked at and was told that it was a problem with the latch and would cost close to $1000 to fix.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    The door will beep push out slightly then stop and close itself.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    liftgate opens slightly then closes back down

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    liftgate will not latch shut and light is on

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Replace the lock on the rear door. If a used lock is used it has to have the powered door. I am a car dealer and have replaced about 8-9 of them. I sell a lot of Town & Country vans. The 1st one I paid a Chrysler dealer to fix. About $200. After that I fix myself. About $70- $125 from a Chrysler dealer new with discount. The lock is not sending the correct code to the computer and the door is confused on what to do. Only 3 torx bolts to remove and the door panel 2 screws in handle then snap off.
On one I had that did not fix the problem and it was a relay sensor about $40. on the working arm / motor of the door and not the lock. Look at car-part.com for used parts. Thanks, Roy

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Power lift gate will not operate


You have to pull the inside door panel off an check it out , only way !
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Normal Operation The smart junction box (SJB) does not release the liftgate unless the doors have been unlocked electronically or the request is initiated from a remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter.
The SJB sends a voltage signal to the liftgate release switch (part of the liftgate release handle) through circuit CPL45 (BN). When the switch is activated (the handle is pulled), the signal is routed to ground through circuit GD150 (BK/WH). When the SJB detects a request from the liftgate release switch, the SJB provides voltage through circuit CPL10 (BN/BU) to the liftgate latch release motor (integral to the liftgate latch) (vehicles with a manual liftgate) or the power liftgate module (vehicles equipped with a power liftgate). For vehicles with a manual liftgate, ground for the liftgate latch is provided through circuit GD150 (BK/WH).
DTC B2666 - is an on-demand DTC that sets when the SJB detects a short to ground from the liftgate release switch input circuit.
DTC B273A - is an on-demand DTC that sets when the SJB detects a short to ground from the liftgate latch release output circuit.
DTC B273B - is an on-demand DTC that sets when the SJB detects an open or short to voltage from the liftgate latch release output circuit.
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  • Circuit CPL45 (BN) open or short to ground
  • Circuit CPL10 (GN/WH) open, short to ground or voltage
  • Circuit GD150 (BK/WH) open
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  • Liftgate release motor (integral to the liftgate latch)
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try this out. this might help. I am still looking for a solution as well. the shims mentioned here dont seem to work for me. the latch will not disengage and everything stops. http://chryslerforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4534&highlight=2001+liftgate

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