Question about 2011 Chrysler Town and Country
Anything is Possible, asking them if they adjusted the door during the Service would be my first step. If not, ask them to adjust the door to ensure proper alignment.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've leased two Town and Country vans over the past 4 years, and actually purchased the latest one after the lease. In both vans the sliding doors, normally the drivers side, reacted teh same way. If the door was closed it would open, stop a one point, and then return to the open position. At times I could get it close. But over time the doors stoped working all together.
It is not due to the switch or the motor. Most cases like this (in in both of mine) it is due to the repetitive use of that door, and the realitive inflexibility of the wire harness. Over time, and with more uses (in my case the driver side sliding door was used alot) the wire in the harness fails. Picture it as a willow branch. One snapped off of a tree it first is green and flexible, and bends pretty well into any form. But over time, with age and repetitive bending, it will break.
The only recourse is a new harness, as the wire/wires are broken somewhere in the harness (the belt chain in the lower track of the door). I was temped to take it apart and try to repair it myself, but as the parts were under warranty (I have the extended 85,000 mile), I opted to have the professionals handle it. The repair without the warranty is under $200 typically (parts and labor). Good luck.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
Take a look at end of door where latch is & post where the 2 meet when closed. Look for round metal button/contacts, about 1/2" in diameter. If you look close, they should line up to make contact with each other when door is closed. Take some fine steel wool (preferred) or fine sandpaper and scuff them up until you see metal is clean on both surfaces. Now try it, and let me know what happens.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
I just fixed my 2005 T&C sliding door. The wire in the plastic rolling chain is broken when resides right under the step pad. It took me 30 minutes to fix.
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Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Had the same problem on ours. It stopped about 6 inches away from being closed. I could advance it and press the button, and it worked. About two weeks later it stopped working altogether. I had a black wire that was cut through. Trace the wires inside the black plastic wire mold track that looks like a tank tread. You might be able to see the cut. There are about 5-6 wires inside the track. Undo the wiring harness where the wire mold attaches to the sliding door gear. If you get a lighted 12vDC pencil tester (~$5), press the door button so it opens, and poke one of the wires in the wiring harness. If it lights, the connection is still fine. If it doesn't light work a little further back until the light comes back on, and some point in between is the cut. Using a flat head screwdriver, you can snap off the links of the wire track mold. They just snap back on with a firm grip.I resoldered the wires and some electrical tape.
I realized that when it was stopping part way the ends of the wires just happened to touch and allowed it to move, but when the door got so far the wire track had to bend separating the connection. The repair has been working for about 4-5months now.
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
SOURCE: Chrysler T&C Power Door Problem
If it stops in roughly the same spot every time, and won't respond after it has stopped, it sounds like a broken wire. It is likely losing its electrical current to run the motor. It should be right where the track bends when the door has stopped. Check for loose or frayed wiring inside the flexible plastic track just below the door. The wires will often wear after being bent over and over again. If you find a broken bit of wire, cut out that section and splice in a new length of wire. Be sure you do a good job splicing, or you may end up with the same issue again soon. I am not a mechanic by any means, this just makes sense to me, and I'm considering buying an 01 town and country with this issue, which is why I'm on this site to begin with. Best of luck -
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
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