Just want to update.Hello guys, need some help here.
2007 Entourage GLS located in the Toronto area.
I've always had issues with the sliding doors but the biggest one has been frozen doors in the winter (the van stays outside all year).
Well years of reefing on the handles to get the doors open has taken it's toll.
My main issue is that the exterior handle for the drivers side power door does not open the door anymore.
If I push the button on the door jam its fine.
If I use the overhead buttons or key fob or the interior handle it opens just fine.
Just the exterior handle does not work.
So my Hyundai dealership (Richmond Hill) just diagnosed it and wanted to change all kinds of parts for a grand total of $2000! LOL! Common sense says just change the handle as something inside is broken but the technician says that will not work.
Has this happened to anyone else?
Thinking of going to Kia dealership instead as some previous posts recommended....
I ended up ordering a door handle ($100 give or take) and took apart the inside panel of the sliding door.
Wow was it more difficult than I thought.
And for some reason there was tons of black goop behind the white plastic wrap...
Using the youtube videos I found I saw how to remove the motor and gain access to the door handle behind.
But once I had the motor out I looked closer at the handle and it seemed to work fine?
So after farting around with it for a while I put the motor back in and reinstalled all the bolts and electrical connectors.
Well to my surprise the door handle works fine now??
Didn't have to use the new one. Hope the dealer will take it back as I took it out of the bag.
So one problem down....
Thanks for the advice!