I have a 2000 Silhouette Premiere (same basic platform as Chevy
Venture/Pontiac Montana) that recently had problems with the automatic
power door. The door got to a point where it would manually move very
little. I removed the rear quarter panel trim and examined the cables
and the actuator assembly. In the actuator assembly the cables were
bound and the plastic sheathing was ripped off the cables. One cable
was almost to a point where it was going to break. I was able to
remove the cables from the actuator with some wiggling. Looks like I
need two new push/pull cables for the door. Has anyone replaced the
cables? Any tips for disassembling the actuator motor to install the
I just got back from the dealer and it looks like I will have to buy
the whole actuator assembly to get the cables at a cost of around
$900. For that price, I am planning on just removing the cables from
the door and just let it be a manual operating door. I don't have a
Helm manual but do have a Haynes manual. The Helm manual will be
about $120. Anyone willing to scan or copy the pages out of the shop
manual that explains how to remove the cables from the door?
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