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I've had this same problem on a 98 model (I believe the latches are the same). Beating it just above the keyhole (a light tapping with a closed fist) will usually work. Do not beat it too hard or the lock may get broken/bent.

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Q: How can you release a stuck latch on the liftgate of a 1997 Dodge Caravan when you have tried pulling latch up and down doing both while lifting handle can you help thanks?
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