Originally Posted by bluewind
I just read through your OP again and this might be the crux: you worked on the front lock all the time and because it is all loose it shouldn't hold the door. It 's the rear lock that has latched.
Am I right?
the back door the hatch of the van -- i already disconnected the senser from the hatch the hatch is not the problem
the sliding door -- the sliding door on the 1995 ford windstar GL the sliding door is the problem
the latch -- the latch assembly ON THE SLIDING DOOR is NOT functoinal becouse before i shut the door i removed it
when i removed the latch assembly
(wich includes the actuator and rods everything used to hold the door shut)
when i removed the latch assembly --- when i removed the latch assembley i left it hanging inside the door its still in the door but it is NOT holding the door shut and the latch is NOT functional
the door latch assembley has nothing to do with the problem becouse it is NOT holding the door shut
WHAT IS HOLDING THE DOOR SHUT? THIS IS THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION I DONT HAVE A CLUE
i shut the door when i had to pick up my wife in the middle of removing the senser i figured i would have to bungie cord the door shut boy was i wrong
as soon as i shut the door it stayed shut it will not open and their is nothing holding it shut i tried to force it open by pushing my body against the inside of the van and pushing with my feet but it looks like i might break it if i continue that path i have tried everything the past 2 days to open it and it still will not open
in 2 hours i have a mechanic shop that is trying to fit me in to their schedule so they can look at it
thank you bluewind for trying to help