Rear Door Will Not Open

Rear Door Will Not Open

Postby astroid [OP] » March 29th 2010, 5:03pm

1999
180000 miles
Two rear doors

The rear door handle developed a crack a couple of monthes ago but still operated fine. I purchased a replacement handle with the intention of doing the switch when the handle broke completly, which still has not happened. Now the door well not open when I pull on the handle. The handle seems to otherwise operate okay .

This is my work van and and operateing out of the side door is quite inconvenient.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Rear Door Will Not Open

Postby Bread Van » March 29th 2010, 5:32pm

My rear doors wouldn't open. Turned out to be a failed power lock actuator. It had failed in the locked position. You might consider this a possibility. I fixed it by removing the interior panel and manually moving the tiny lock lever on the switch itself
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Re: Rear Door Will Not Open

Postby astroid [OP] » March 29th 2010, 5:39pm

My rear doors lock and unlock with a key only. I have no rear actuators.

I should have mentioned this but I did not know actuators were offered on Astros.
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Re: Rear Door Will Not Open

Postby Bread Van » March 29th 2010, 9:50pm

astroid wrote:My rear doors lock and unlock with a key only. I have no rear actuators.

I should have mentioned this but I did not know actuators were offered on Astros.


And mine doesn't have keyhole!
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