Question about 1998 GMC Savana
Sliding door will not open from inside or outside
Try cleaning the contacts with elec cleaner or purple power also chk fuses for blown and relays make sure u can hear the looks trying to activatefirst
Posted on Sep 24, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have been dealing with the same problem and I'm a little further than you are. You need two people to do this job. Open the front door and it will give you access to the hinge pin. If I remember correctly you can pop off the snap rings and pull the pins. This will allow you to open the door just enough to get the interior panel off the door to allow you access to the actuator. Unfortunately, both my rear door actuators have been done twice in the last 5 weeks, But they are seized in the locked position again. I,m pretty sure its not just the actuators that are bad. Something else is causing this and that is why I'm here. Good luck with that one.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
see if you can pull the outside handle out a little & put some needlenose pliers in the opening & grab the rod to open the door. otherwise unscrew the door panel & get into the inside of the door that way.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
SOURCE: I have a 2005 yukon
climb in the back with some flat blade screwdrivers and pry off the trim pad, some times you will find some "star"screws holding a handle or trim. Look for a metal rod going down to the catch mechanism and give it a tug and the gate should release, as to why it wont unlock, you could email me a photo when it is open (or before if you are having trouble. (citroenchris(at)mac(dot)com) sorry about the anti spam code there!
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
Linkage has become detached. You'll have to pull the door panel. There are steel rods (linkage) that are held in place by a PLASTIC CLIPs (GM's better idea)... The clips break or come loose. Replacements are available at GM dealership but you'll need to figure out which one is bad. Take the old piece (or pieces) along with you so you can make sure you are getting the right ones. The interior handle and the exterior handle are on two seperate mechanisms which is why the inside doesn;t work yet the outside does. Hope this helps. Good Luck. If you need help figuring out How-To remove the door panle, a trip to your local public library in the Automotive books section should help and show you how the panel pulls off. A panel removal tool is a big help and is available at most Auto Stores. You make end up breaking someof the plastic clips that hold the panel in place but they are available at an Auto Store also.
Posted on Dec 16, 2010
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