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2001 Odyssey can't manually open power sliding door

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Have Odyssey 2001, most of the time, the power sliding door at the passenger side. can't be open or close manually. though rarely it work.

Opening or closing from the driver's control,at the dash board,
always works.

Anyone have suggestion where to check this door problem?
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I used an eraser and cleaned the contacts and now the door opens with the manual handle, but still does not close with the handle. How do I test the cable that closes the door when the handle is pulled? My local dealership only wants a mere $400 to replace the whole door latch remote assembly.

William Wiles said:
Assuming you can't open/close with the door handle. If that is the case it is two different problems. To open a signal is sent through the contacts on the front of the sliding door. You need to clean the contacts with a mild abrasive, pencil eraser or fine (600 grit) sandpaper. For closing there is a rod that goes from the handle to a switch in the lower rear corner of the door frame. When the handle is pulled the rod presses the switch starting the door closing. The problem can be caused by a lot of things, misaligned door, door rollers missing, switch bad or damaged, rod misadjusted, etc.
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