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Caravan/Voyager Sliding Door Problems



  • js98js98 Posts: 2
    2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES

    Hi, My Dodge Caravan ES driver side slider door won't open at all, it seems stuck in place. I have tried really hard to open it and need answers. Can you help me?
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    It sounds like the interlock for the gas cap is broken. These vans have a safety locking mechanism to prevent opening the driver's side door when the gas lid is open.
  • Where is the interlock for the gas cap? Can I fix it I know a little about repairs.
  • fatcat44fatcat44 Posts: 4
    The right side door on my 2005 dodge grand caravan quit operating electrically, and recently, the left side quit operating, too. The left one will open by pull away from the van, but then it will not slide open. Also, when you close it manually, it pull itself tight. the right side electric system does not work at all. Any thoughts. I am thinking a broken wire on the left, and a short on the right, that the computer picked up on, and will not allow the right door to open.

    Any help here would be appreciated.
  • judyjewjudyjew Posts: 6
    i tried the lemon law but the said there was nothing they could do. I need to get another dodge garage to confirm it does that but it never does it when the garage has it. Only where ever I go , grocery store. in my driveway, at the drop in senior center.but not at the garage at least that is what they are telling me.
  • fatcat44fatcat44 Posts: 4
    I found a website on fixing the electric on the sliding door. It even has pictures.
  • fatcat44fatcat44 Posts: 4
    I found the answer and have found a link to the description on how to fix it, and a video that shows it, also.
  • mrgrey13mrgrey13 Posts: 2
    I'm having the same issue. It won't open with the key button or the button inside the van or the by the door. It starts but then just unlatches. It will open by hand very easily and slides well. I thought it was fuse issue first. I checked but the fuse is fine. The passenger side will open but slides rough by hand. Any info that anyone can pass along would be great.
  • mrgrey13mrgrey13 Posts: 2
    This looks pretty good!!!!
  • js98js98 Posts: 2
    The Mechanism is inside the rear well of the drivers side slider door. There is a pin that allows the door to pop open, but not slide out. Me and my father just replaced ours a couple months ago on our 2000 dodge grand caravan es... You need to take the interior trim piece out and take the interlock out from the inside of the door. the most likely problem is that the door was slammed shut so hard that the pin that holds the door went past the cavity that it is supposed to rest in. This was the case with our Caravan. You will also need to put at least 3 washers on the top two bolts connecting the mechanism to the door well to ensure that this won't happen again. Good Luck!
  • fatcat44,
    You rock! Two doors up in an hour and that was with a trip to the store to buy 25 cents worth of connectors. The U tube was the clincher, ninja & good show, A.
  • zlitz52zlitz52 Posts: 2
    the new link does not appear to work. can you check it and see if it works from your end. Thanks
  • zlitz52zlitz52 Posts: 2
    Finally found the info. no need to repost. Thanks
  • calvery25calvery25 Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Dodge Caraven NOT GRAND 3.3 engine my sliding door one day would not unlock with my key tried to pull the lock up and would not budge.I have no warrenty or money to take to garage trying to fix it myself.I would welcome any ideas.
  • Hi JS98,

    I've been searching online for a solution for my problem and I run into your post here but I just need to confirm if this is the same symptom. I have a 2007 Dodge caravan which works great until last week. I would be driving and I just notice the dome light is on and I come to find out that the drive side sliding door pop open but not slide open just pop open. so I stop and get out and slide it closed again. Once the van started moving it poped open again and the dome light turns on. It sounded like your door pin you replaced. Would you mind emailing me at and let me know how to fix it. I would greatly appreciate it. I tried googling it but I can't seem to find a step by step how to replace that pin. Thank you much for your help.
  • I used to love my Town & Country van until 30 days ago. The first indication was not being able to open the van with the key fob. Assumed a dead battery. My husband rescued me with his key fob and low and behold my fob started what I thought was a dead car. Two batteries later and a couple of visits to dealership asking about short in wiring and no resolution, we put new batteries in the key fobs. My van would not let me in again. Started fine a half hour later. This is when I noticed the clock on the radio was 2 hours off. Got home and the slider on the passenger side opened on its own and then the hazard light came on for two clicks and then off, two clicks and then off, all while my door opened and closed. I started the van again and everything stopped.
    Turned off the engine and locked the van. Started walking away and the driver side door unlocked and then the slider started up again and so did the hazard lights. I do believe this has been the cause of my dead or weak battery. Came home the other day and the slider was open too. Sometimes my fob works, sometimes not. If I wait, it usually turns on all of the lights on the dash and will start. One time I could not get the Fob out or turn off the van. I did change out the battery. Going back in to the shop tomorrow because I can't take clients in a car that may or may not let us in, turn on or off or will have a slider door that we can't secure. We've disconnect the battery on occasion because who knows what the car is doing when we aren't looking. HELP!
  • I have a 1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager. The sliding door barely moves at times when it's cold and doesn't do much better when it's warm. Are there any parts that can be replaced on it to fix this problem, or do I need to get a new door?
  • SindySindy Cle Elum, WAPosts: 1
    1997 Dodge Caravan - manual doors - must pull open handle repeatedly to open - happens on both sliding doors and rear hatch. Doors refuse to open, yet indicator always claims a door is open and auto locks continually click - tried replacing a fuse - really getting annoying that we can't access the van without a LOT of trying to make it open. Help?
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