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Hello everyone! Here's what I'm dealing with. As always, thank you in advance.

-2006 Chrysler Town and Country, Touring, 3.8L, 125k miles
-Passenger sliding door is stuck in lock position and won't open
-2 years ago I replaced the lock actuator

-I pulled the inside trim off, and with some force, was able to unlock the door. Went back and forth with the assembly, lock and unlock worked smoothly.
-Power door works fine now. Open, close, lock, unlock.
-Then 2 days later, it did it again. Frozen in LOCK position.

If the actuator is bad, is it strong enough to be stuck in the lock position and not move at all? Not even w pulling up and down on the manual door lock?

Or do I need to dig deeper and replace the entire door lock latch assembly?

Right now, door is permanently unlocked - but wife wants to be able to lock all doors. I was hoping the van would just get stolen....

Haha, just kidding. This van has treated me well. Life to date, I've put only $600 of money into van for non-maintenance related items. 9.5 years?! Wow, that's awesome! Now the little things are starting to fall apart... arrr..

Again, thanks in advance.

Greg
 

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You got your answer:

You're lucky it wasn't the lock actuator. (y)
 

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The key fob has never unlocked the sliding doors, I have to reach behind and pull up the knobs, just like the 60's and 70's cars some of us owned.
Less wear on your lock actuators. Check your Owner's Manual for what's programmable.
 

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The key fob has never unlocked the sliding doors, I have to reach behind and pull up the knobs, just like the 60's and 70's cars some of us owned.
You have actuator(or linkage) issues.

Our van unlocks the sliders. We programmed ours to unlock EVERYTHING with one click when we first got it.


 
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