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I have a Chrysler Town and Country van 2008 and the locking

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I have a Chrysler Town and Country van 2008 and the locking mechanism will not lock on the hatch
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: By the way, I'm Cindy unlocking the doors, messing with the lock, unlocking and locking with key phobb
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has this ever happened before?
Customer: 128,880 miles and no this is the first time. Would like to try and fix it myself.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

The liftgate lock solenoid has most likely failed. You will need to remove the gate trim panel to access the solenoid. You can use a test light or volt meter to verify that you are getting power to the lock solenoid when pressing the lock button. If you have power, replace the solenoid. If not you may have broken wires in the bellows boot on the top of the gate in the jam.

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