I have a 2002 Grand Caravan with power sliding doors. 2-3 years back, the drivers side power door lock quit working. It would twitch, and ocassionally work. I removed the actuator and it seems that the actuator motor will not operate the mechanism far enough for it to complete a lock/unlock cycle. I decided to just live with it. Recently I came across an actuator from a salvage yard. I installed it, but it does the exact same thing - it won't fully complete a cycle. So now I'm wondering if this is a coincidence that two actuators (albeit neither one is new) act the same way, or is there possibly a different issue, such as maybe the HAL9000 computer (joking) not supplying enough voltage, or not providing voltage long enough... I tried cleaning the contacts inside the actuator, everything looks normal enough (considering I don't have a new one to compare it with). Any thoughts or fixes? Others having the same issue? Thanks.
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Funny you should mention that... I returned the one I purchased from the salvage yard, and turns out they did have one other, still installed in a door they removed from a caravan. I removed the actuator, and they tested it (by connecting it to a battery), and it also wouldn't work. It completed one cycle, but from then on it just sorta twitched each time power was supplied, even switching polarity. I assume that is a good way to test - just connect the 2 wires to + and -.
Be nice if someone knew a fix for this. With so many failed, don't suppose there's a recall.