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99 astro , upper rear door latch stuck on right side. can the latch assembly be reached from the interior ?

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  • cpwilli2000 Apr 21, 2009

    i have the same problem .. did you fix it?

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Ok here is what I just did. From the inside I removed the handle bolts and the two screws on both ends. (Be sure the other side is pushed in and latched). Then I used a punch and removed the two hinge pins on the roof. ***WITH SOME HELP*** push the release button. Careful for the door will pop out due to the cylinders pushing outward. At that point I removed the molding to access the latch. *Note---there are two more screws on both ends of the molding.* From the inside you can now reach the latch and release it. Again be careful the other cylinder will push out and the door will drop until it reaches the end of the cylinder stroke. Now you will need to re-pin the hinges at the top. From there I located the broken plastic clip that caused all this discuss. I temporarily removed the latch so I can still use the van until I get to the parts store plus it seems as if it will be easier to replace the clip. GOOD LUCK ! ! !

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What i know is you have to unscrew all the screws on four sides to take off the panel. i did it with the rear door open. there is a window through wihch you can reach the latch.good luck

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  • navigatingbe Apr 13, 2009

    sorry forgot to say mine is 2000 Astro van

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Power Door Locks - Removal & Installation

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  1. Visually inspect the following:
    Misaligned door(s), hood or luggage compartment lid Door latches Actuating rod Exterior door handle Interior door handle Door lock cylinder Cable Luggage compartment lid exterior release switch Fuse(s) Wiring harness Electrical connector Door lock actuator Remote transmitter batteries Vehicle battery Remote transmitter Door lock switch Front electronic module
  2. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.

Door Lock Motor
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  4. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  16. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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