Unveiled at the 2000 North American International Auto Show on January 10, 2000, the redesigned 2001 Dodge Caravan and 2001 Chrysler Town & Country were released for sale in August 2000.

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Sliding doors don't close properly

I work at a smaller dealership and we work on several 2001-2007 dodge grand caravans and Chrysler Town&Country vans and the issue I have a majority of the time is that the sliding doors will reverse as the door gets a few inches from full closed. Here is a list of things we have tried..

MAKING SURE THE SLIDER IS ADJUSTED CORRECTLY

ROLLERS ARE GOOD

TRACK IS CLEAN AND DOOR ROLLS FINE MANUALLY

SCHLEPP IS FINE (?)

ALL CABLES ARE GOOD

ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT THANKS

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Bill, I don't have the answer but I sure am interested to see if anyone else does. Our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT does the same thing. If it helps someone with more knowledge to troubleshoot, I've noticed it almost always happens when the van is on a slight incline, nose-down.

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I have one thought...Have you tried replacing the motor? If I remember correctly any van with electric doors that I've been around will stop if they meet some sort of obstruction. I THINK they know they're bumping against something because the door motor experiences a spike in current draw. If the door motor is old and/or worn, it may be drawing more current than normal and triggering the safety circuitry.

If you get a chance to test let us know if it works!

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My mechanic told me that was a DESIGN FLAW in the middle passenger-side door of my 2001 Chrysler Town and Country. It messes up the electric circuits. ((This caused my van not to start -- electrical problem!)) The wiring harness (if that is the correct term-in-trade) has been re-designed. That is the good news. The bad news is that replacement with the improved/better-designed item has material costs and labour costs. If I am lucky I will have a driveable vehicle Tuesday next week.

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Check the long wire harness that runs along the bottom of the door track...looks like a plastic chain. Remove it and check the wires .....especially in the bend. Chances are one is frayed or cut.

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Probably the wiring in the track wiring harness. Pretty common issue.

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I've had same on 07 Dge Gr Caravan. Both sides at different times. I opened the plastic chain in the lower track and saw the broken wire. Soldered it, taped it and each time the problem was eliminated.

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