The rear power lift gate stopped working. It beeps as if it is going to open, but then does nothing. I found the fuse for it and don't think it is blown(I don't have an ohm meter). Do you think the motor is Bad? Can an average Joe replace it? How much does it cost?
I have the same problem on a 2001 T&C. When I use the power lift gate open from inside the cab of the van it unlocks but the motor does not even try to opne or close the lift gate. I read the other thread and it points to cold being the issue. I live in Birmigham, AL and it was 75 today so I know that is not the issue.
Does anyone else have any ideas? I pulled off the body panels around it to see if there was anything visibly wrong but all looked good. I also verified voltage to the motor and it seemed OK.
Yeah I know, I don't think cold is an issue either. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It really has nothing to do with the weather. Today it was 54 in Indiana, it didn't work. On Easter it was colder and it worked. You got me, it seems that if the motor was bad, it would just stop working all together.
I have a 2002 Town and Country, and it does seem to be related to the temp. 55 degress is borderline. Mine fails in the winter and resolves itself in the summer. Living in MI, that's a pretty big swing in temp
I had it into the dealership. They could not reproduce the issue in their heated garage. Leave it outside in the cold or in my un-heated garage and it fails most/all of the time.
The dealer lubricated the seals, latch, gears, etc. but it did not resolve. It was 60+ degrees this weekend and it worked a few times, then failed again.