2001 Town & Country - Trouble with Rear Sliding Door/ Back Hatch/ Rear windshield wiper


#1

This is a lot to ask but… have a 2001 Town & Country with 157,000 miles. The driver rear automatic sliding door will not work. You can hear the motor running but it doesn’t totally close…so I open and close manually. I looked in Chrysler service manual…could this be a power latch assembly?? How hard would it be to replace myself (dealer wants $600). The rear hatch is the same way have to manually open/close…can hear motor and it goes through motions but doesn’t open. ??? Then today the rear wiper wouldn’t work…any ideas. Appreciate any help on what I can do myself.

Cindy


#2

It could be wiring or the power latch. To save yourself money, you could make it manual. Removing the gear will make it slide easily and $600 in your pocket. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTVV8JJElCU


#3

Great tip @knfenimore. I would just add one thing…make sure you remove the power from that door motor by removing the fuse or disconnecting the wiring connector.


#4

Before modding it to get rid of the power option altogether, I would at least clean and lubricate all of the door mechanisms - rollers, hinges, latched, etc. You might just be gummed up is all.