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Driver's side sliding door stuck shut.

I do not believe it is the fuel door interlock because the door will not budge. I have inspected 3 other vans and they will all open a bit before the fuel door interlock holds the door. My door is not powered, it is manual only. I does have an electric lock, though, which does not work. The lock post to manually unlock the door is free and does move the mechanism, however. I have removed the trim panels from the door and rear quarter but still cannot spring the lock. Does anyone know how to spring the latch?

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SOURCE: sliding door

Saw this in an article:
2001 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY - Campaign #01I003000 Summary: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Defect:
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2001 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, AND DODGE CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN MINI VANS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY OPTION. THE SLIDING DOOR LATCHES ON THESE VEHICLES COULD RELEASE DURING CERTAIN SEVERE ACCIDENT CONDITIONS THAT INVOLVE THE SLIDING DOOR.
Consequence:
THIS COULD ALLOW THE SLIDING DOOR TO PARTIALLY OPEN.
Corrective action:
DEALER WILL REPLACE BOTH SLIDING DOOR KEY CYLINDER-TO-BELL CRANK LINKS ON THE SLIDING DOORS FREE OF CHARGE (PARTS AND LABOR). DAIMLER-CHRYSLER HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE SLIDING DOOR KEY CYLINDER-TO-BELL CRANK LINKS. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DAIMLER-CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403, CONCERNING THIS PROGRAM.
Try calling that number and see if they'll do a replacement for ya..
1-800-853-1403

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 town and country van back door will not unlock

sounds like the lock is seized, you will have to remove the panel,it's held on with screws and snap plugs, remove all the screws and then gently pull the panel off. you will be able to open the hatch by sliding the lever sideways. the latch and mechanical lock are the same unit. it has a electrical actuator. your dealer or regular tech sould be of great help in this very simple matter.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 94 Lumina APV Van Sliding door latch stuck

It should be a "V' or "U" shaped locking mechanism, that the bolt on the latch slides into. You will have to pull the handle, while taking a screwdriver and sticking it into the slot, and pushing down. The handle will release the lock, the screwdriver is just so you can put some elbow grease in to slide it down.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: The power lock (driver's side sliding door) on our

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

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check to see if parts are jammed in the path of movement

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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