1992 Dodge Caravan Side door latch- lock problem



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    Unhappy 1992 Dodge Caravan Side door latch- lock problem

    This fall I bought a 1992 Dodge caravan.
    Body looks great for age and has 120,000 miles on it. Seems to run good.

    Have a problem with the side cargo door. I locked it at a store and tryed to unlock it again. Door won't open. The key turns in the lock but will not open with key or electronic lock.

    Would appreciate any suggestions.

    menospam50@yahoo.com

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    Either a plastic clip has broken and the linkage rod is now disconnected or else the latch mechanism itself is toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menospam50@yahoo.com View Post
    This fall I bought a 1992 Dodge caravan.
    Body looks great for age and has 120,000 miles on it. Seems to run good.

    Have a problem with the side cargo door. I locked it at a store and tryed to unlock it again. Door won't open. The key turns in the lock but will not open with key or electronic lock.

    Would appreciate any suggestions.

    menospam50@yahoo.com
    as crazy as it sounds, start the van and then try the power lock.
    I had to do that this AM to unlock my sliding door. The solenoid for the lock is weak so it needs the extra power from the can being running to work right.

    Why would you lock your doors anyhow :scratch:
    94 Red Caravan SE sport 140k
    95 Grey Grand Caravan LE 150k
    94 Blue Caravan 130k Gone

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    Not sure about the GEN2's but the my GEN1, I had to open up the interior panel and adjust the lock rod, there was a bolt to loosen for adjustments. While I was in there i gave everything a spray down with white grease, and it works great now.
    1990 Grand LE 239000 km 3.3L A604
    1997 Lada Samara X94000 km 1.5L MPI
    1994 Mercury Topax 138000 km 2.3L
    GRAND TOTAL = $350.00

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    door latch problems

    see the post I put up today. disassembly of this thing is not bad, mine also just needed lube to work again.

    JD

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