driver side sliding door wont open more than 12 inches

70

Asked by Feb 21, 2014 at 04:31 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Montana 4 Dr STD Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The safety which engages when fuel door is open has not disengaged and now the door will not open more than a few inches

2 Answers

70

Found my own answer. Open the door as far as it will go. While looking at the lower track where the door assembly rolls start to close the door about 2 inches or so. You will see the pop-up raised just behind the large carrier arm. Push this down, easily done with just your finger. The door will now open and close; until the next time you refuel. Still have to figure out how to stop this permanently

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
20

The cable needs to be lubricated and greased at both ends! Then work both the lever and gas door back and forth until it the sliding door works right! Note: the problem is usually the gas door end try WD40 with the red stick in the nozzle and spry were the cable connects to the gas door. work the gas door back and forth. Try this before taking the bracket off the bottom of the sliding door.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Installing brake caliper bolt bushings 99 Montana won't go in-what gives 9 answers

    Removed front caliper brake bolts to replace pads and discovered the rubber caliper bolt boots were deteriorated. Also noticed the cylindrical rubber caliper bolt bushings upon removing the rubber boo...

    1999 Pontiac Montana 4 Dr STD Passenger Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Montana - What should be the length of the passenger's windshield wiper? 2 answers

    I've had this problem for a while where my wipers catch on each other and then get twisted. I've tried adjusting their off position with no luck. I just changed the whole assembly thinking the motor o...

    2001 Pontiac Montana Base Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my wipers only come up 3 inches and not fully. What is the problem ? 3 answers

    2004 Pontiac Montana.

    2004 Pontiac Montana Base Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dropping Spare tire 1 answer

    Did two tire changes today that the cable lowered all the way to the ground . but the tire only came down about 4/5 inches . not enough to release the tire. What can you do in this situation.

    2005 Pontiac Montana

    -

    General

  • water on floor on driver side 6 answers

    I have water on the floor of the driver side and nothing was spilled and under the hood there is a loud noise where the belt is that wraps around sometings what could be these problems

    1995 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Montana Questions

Pontiac Montana Experts

#1 Countrygal77
Countrygal77
Reputation 1,860
#2 Robert Reed
Robert Reed
Reputation 1,350
#3 Jim Space
Jim Space
Reputation 720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Venture
611 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Explorer
1,001 Great Deals out of 73,800 listings starting at $750
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
311 Great Deals out of 34,472 listings starting at $1,995
Used Oldsmobile Silhouette
220 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Odyssey
412 Great Deals out of 28,210 listings starting at $2,295
Used Ford Expedition
452 Great Deals out of 24,893 listings starting at $1,999
Used Pontiac Bonneville
6 Great Deals out of 674 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Civic
705 Great Deals out of 77,526 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Caravan
909 listings starting at $3,999
Used Honda Accord
885 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
27 Great Deals out of 3,749 listings starting at $879
Used Toyota Sienna
301 Great Deals out of 28,914 listings starting at $1,495