Me too! I know what my problem is, just haven't tracked down the fix. Look inside the rear guide track when it's partway open. There is an arm attached to the back of the door with three rollers that follow inside this track, two oriented horizontally, and one vertically. My vertical roller has a flat spot! Since it appears to be made of rubber, the flat spot acts as a brake. I'm assuming that a Ford dealership could get it for me (although it's probably only sold as a unit with a whole door!) But the nearest one to me is 50 miles away. Yeah, I live in the sticks.[/Quote:027b5e970b]
MINE ALSO! I just bought a 2000 Ford Windstar and noticed a problem with the Rear-Driver side Sliding door does not open freely. It starts to open about an inch before it catches on a latch. If you look on the rear edge of the door, about 12" from the bottom you will notice a metal? Latch and u-shape lock on the door and door frame. That gets caught when you try to open it. IT DOES NOT EXIST ON THE PASSENGER SIDE! For what-ever reason it is on the Drivers-side.
Anyways, I manually (with some force) opened the door from the inside, then proceeded to remove the latch on the door with a hex-head ratchet-kit.
It opens fine now. I have no clue what the lock was for, it's not part of the childproof lock nor the main door latch? So I dont' know, but I know that it works properly now.
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 AT 12:24 PM