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door locks make a god awful noise when you lock and unlock

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door locks make a god awful noise when you lock and unlock
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  dugan50 replied 9 years ago.

To determine which motor is faulty, check each individual door for electrical lock and unlock or disconnect the motor connectors one at a time, while operating the door lock switch. In the event that none of the motors work, the problem maybe caused by a shorted motor, a bad switch or a bad relay. Disconnecting a defective motor will allow the others to work.


To replace the mechanism:

  1. Close door glass.
  2. Remove door trim panel.
  3. Remove water shield as necessary.
  4. Remove rear glass channel.
  5. Disconnect lock button link from door latch.
  6. Disconnect lock cylinder link from door latch.
  7. Disconnect outside door handle link from door latch.
  8. Remove screws holding door latch to door end frame
  9. Remove latch from door,