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The automatic sliding door leaks, rattles, and doesn't always shut all the way. Have to give it a little exterior ''hip action'' to get the rear of the door to latch shut. Also sometimes it mysteriously slides open when you shut another door of the van. Weird.

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I had an aerostar with the same proble, easy fix........there is a catch just inside the rear part of the car where the door closes, it needs adjusting, its about half way up, you can see it if you open the door fully, look just inside the door space , where the door fits into place....you will see 3 hex screws, there is also an adjustment catch on the door itself

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