Why is my passenger side sliding door making a loud grinding noise when locking? on 2000 Honda Odyssey

A lot of times when locking the van with the key or with the door switch, the van makes a loud grinding or sqeaking noise. What is causing it? We had to replace the door cable because it broke a year ago. About 6 months later the noise started. Please help!!! Thanks

by in Cincinnati, OH on June 05, 2013
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on June 06, 2013
poss door lock actuator is going bad
ANSWER by on June 06, 2013
If the noise is occurring just at the last bit where the latch is pulling it in to close , then most likely it's a worn 'closer motor assembly' Rear latch and several other control cables built as one unit at rear of sliding door(power doors , right?) If it's a metallic screaching that goes along with most of the distance the door travels , then have the center roller checked- also common on those.
COMMENT by on June 06, 2013
It only makes the noise when you lock the doors not when unlocking the door. The noise is coming from the passenger sliding door. It sounds like a loud groan.
COMMENT by on June 06, 2013
Go bak to answer #1, lock actuator.