What can I do if my Dodge Caravan sliding door won’t open?

I’m having a problem with my minivan that I’d like to try and fix at home if I can. What can I do if my Dodge Caravan sliding door won’t open?

Mary Alice Morris · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s a huge pain when your minivan’s power sliding door stops working. But, there are a few things you can try at home to diagnose and possibly fix a sliding door that won’t open on your
Dodge Grand Caravan
The first thing we suggest checking is your sliding door’s fuse. Open the fuse compartment, remove the sliding door fuse, and swap in one of the other fuses of the same type. If the sliding door starts working again, your problem is solved! You just need to go buy a new fuse and put it in.
Another common issue is dirty door tracks. If you can manually open the door, check the sliding door tracks for gunk and dirt. Over time, this kind of build-up can stop your power sliding door from functioning properly. Give the tracks a good cleaning and lubricate them, and try your power sliding door again.
If neither of these work, you should get your van into a service center or your dealership for a more intensive
car repair
. More complicated issues, like problems with the power sliding door’s actuator, are best left to the professionals.
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