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My 1999 Pontiac Montana power sliding door on passenger side will not open. You can push the button and it will pop open like it's going to open but will not slide open. Any ideas?

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The power sliding door (PSD) includes several interconnected electronic and mechanical components. Obtain a specific customer concern in order to efficiently diagnose and repair the PSD system. Begin diagnosis with a service writer. Ask the customer for as much detail as possible regarding the conditions under which a failure of the door was noticed. Always include the basic concern, such as "door reverses when closing". The following details might affect the performance of the PSD:
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Weather conditions, such as snow or heavy ice


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The van was parked on an incline.


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The van has been parked for a long time, which may cause a weak battery.

Refer to Power Sliding Door Customer Concerns for diagnosis. Verify that all of the mechanical components of the PSD are aligned and operating correctly before you begin diagnosis of the electrical system. The electrical components cannot operate correctly if the mechanical components are not operating correctly.
I just checked out a 1999 Oldsmobile Silhoutte yesterday , same set up there is a cable inside hooked to a motor that opens the door. The one yesterday had the cable hanging out the back of the sliding door , does yours ?
Does it open manually ? There are electronics involved , sensors ,switches , a module an a electric motor .
The power sliding door (PSD) includes several interconnected electronic and mechanical components. Obtain a specific customer concern in order to efficiently diagnose and repair the PSD system. Begin diagnosis with a service writer. Ask the customer for as much detail as possible regarding the conditions under which a failure of the door was noticed. Always include the basic concern, such as "door reverses when closing". The following details might affect the performance of the PSD:
?€¢
Weather conditions, such as snow or heavy ice


?€¢
The van was parked on an incline.


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The van has been parked for a long time, which may cause a weak battery.

Refer to Power Sliding Door Customer Concerns for diagnosis. Verify that all of the mechanical components of the PSD are aligned and operating correctly before you begin diagnosis of the electrical system. The electrical components cannot operate correctly if the mechanical components are not operating correctly.
The amount of force necessary in order to reverse the PSD depends on the position of the sliding door at the time of obstruction. The PSD action may not reverse if the following actions occur:

  1. The PSD starts to close.
  2. A gradually increasing force is applied on the sliding door in an effort to reverse the operation.
The PSD control module may interpret the gradually increasing resistance as a corrosive or dirty track. The PSD control module compensates for the gradual resistance on the sliding door by applying more power to the cable motor when closing the sliding door. In order to reverse the PSD at this stage of the sliding door travel, an abrupt and firm force is required.
The PSD control module operates in this manner in order to compensate for the wear over the life of the PSD. Over time the vehicle may experience the following conditions:
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A dirty track


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A corrosive track


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Ice build-up on the track (during cold weather)

The PSD control module is more sensitive to obstructions near the end of the sliding door close operation. The amount of force necessary in order to reverse the sliding door travel is less than when the sliding door started to close.
When the sliding door is within 2.5 cm (1.0 in) of the closed position, the door lock latch switch sends a signal to the PSD control module. The PSD control module determines that the sliding door is in the unlatched (ajar) position. This action causes the control module to apply full power to the cable motor in order to bring the sliding door to the fully closed (latched) position. The sliding door will close unless the force is greater than the cable motor at full power. The PSD control module de-energizes the cable motor and the clutch when the PSD control module receives a second signal from the door lock latch switch. The second signal indicates that the sliding door is fully closed and latched.
Power Sliding Door (PSD)
The power sliding door (PSD) provides built-in diagnostics. This assists the service technicians during troubleshooting.
The PSD has the following diagnostic capabilities:
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Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)


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Input/output tests



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Motor has failed possibly blew a fuse . popping open is just unlatching .

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SOURCE: 1999 pontiac montana keyless entry

You have to go to the dealership where they will order you one.(You will have to supply the VIN number to them) The cost is around 100.00 CDN If you require a key made it has to be programmed first before attempting to use it because if you try and use it and it does not work it will lock up your ignition and then you will have to pay labour costs to have them undo it. The 1999 Montana has a anti theft chip built in (this is the blue light that flashes...looks like an alarm is on) so if anyone tried to put a key in the ignition that is not programmed for that vehichle it locks it up.

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SOURCE: My 1999 pontiac montana rear sliding power door will not work

I went to bulldogsecurity.com and looked up the wiring diagram for this vehcle. However, prior to checking this part, I would check to see if you have a blown fuse. It doesn't hurt and only takes a few minutes. There should be a fuse for that either somewhere on the side of the dash or near the brake pedal area. If not it may be under the hood, but it should be inside the vehicle. You may have multiple fuse boxes. If it has (2) sliding doors it will have a wire for the auto doors in each kick panel (under the plastic trim/molding) when you open the door and look down you will see all of the trim/molding it should snap out or may be held in place with a screw or (2). Once you remove that you should see the wires. It says for the left side it is either light blue or black and the right side is definitely light blue. Trace this wire until you find out where it ends (the motor or switch to control the auto doors) Then test the switch/motor to see if it is bad.

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SOURCE: My 1999 pontiac montana rear sliding power door will not work

hi there,

this can be stuck contacts on the door. better to check the sliding contact point for any dirt debris on the slide or it may need some lubricant for easily sliding.

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SOURCE: 1999 Pontiac Montana passenger sliding door stopped working.

Verify the wiring harness which passes under plastic step & carpet at front passenger side. This wiring harness goes from the firewall to the pillar on the right side and some have crimped connectors in them to act as junction between two or more wires (ususlly the 12volt feed), which deteriorate with time, especially with Salt & Water. Then the electric sliding door stops working and even driver the electric seat can loose power.

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SOURCE: 2007 Kia Sedona van power sliding door

i just had to have this fixed on my 07 sedona on the bottom arm for the doors there are litle lock solinoids that go bad i would take it to a dealer to have it checked for the switch you can turn the power off to the doors and open them manualy but they are hard to open because you are pulling the cable instead of the motor doing it and this will not hurt the doors

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