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I have a 2001 Ford Windstar that the electric sliding door

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I have a 2001 Ford Windstar that the electric sliding door on the drver side pops back open (quite often) when closing it. We can't even get the door to latch with the electric slider turned off at that point. It won't latch. Ideas? We've had the support arms replaced at the dealer and adjustments more than once but this still does it. We have a lemon.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  mustangmike replied 5 years ago.

it sounds like you need to have the detent switch replaced, this is the most common cause for the electric sliding doors to kick back, the switch is located on the rear latch of the sliding door, and you might have a latch mechanism problem if the door won't even close with the power turned off to the electric sliding door.

it sounds like your dealer is just "bandaiding " the real problem.

they need to take the door panel off and get into the latch mechanism and check out all the rods,cables,and switches.

Tell your dealership service writer or tech. to read

TSB
04-2-3
  • BODY - POWER SLIDING DOOR OPERATION AND DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS

This service bulletin has been out since january 2004, they should know it.

it's very detailed and helps diagnose the sliding door problems.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Do you have access to or can point me to a copy of TSB 04-2-3?
Expert:  mustangmike replied 5 years ago.

it's 22 pages long.

and in pdf form.

see if this works.

 

 

FORD:1999-2003 WINDSTAR
2004 FREESTAR
MERCURY:2004 MONTEREY

This article supersedes TSB 02-18-4 to update the diagnostic information vehicle lines and model years.

ISSUE:

This article is intended as a comprehensive diagnostic aid to be used when servicing Power Sliding Doors.

ACTION:

This TSB has been designed as a diagnostic supplement for the Workshop Manual. The Workshop Manual should be considered the primary source of information for diagnostic procedures. Refer to the following Service Information for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE:IF THERE IS ANY INDICATION OR KNOWLEDGE OF PRIOR COLLISION DAMAGE, INSURE PROPER REPAIR PROCEDURES WERE FOLLOWED TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF MISALIGNED BODY PANELS CAUSING CONCERNS WITH THE POWER SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM.

Refer to Figures 1 through 27 for complete Diagnostic Procedure Supplement.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

02-18-4

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only




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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
*sigh* the posts didn't show on the site. If you'd like to email the pdf directly to me atXXX@XXXXXX.XXX, I'll glady click Accept and go battle with the dealer. Thanks!

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