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1997 Lincoln town car

Hood latch will not pull down all the way

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Im not 100% sure on your question but . if the cable is still plulled out the hood will not latch all the way down . if that is your question

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I cant get my hood to latch on my 1997 lincoln town car. Ive tried slamming it down multiple times and ive replaced the latch. I dont know what to do. Please someone help me??????


Look and see where the latch arm (on the hood) is setting on the latch(on the body) This is only an estimate, as you lower it and look, then line it up by sight. Have a flash light. The latch can be adjusted some by loosening the bolts. If they still don't line up, Use a hammer and bend the latch arm over to get it aligned. It only bends left and right. Not front to back.

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hello we were disconnected fuse number 8 blue 15 amp is the pull down motor # 14 yellow is the trunk release 20 amp Regards, Lee

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What can be the problem when my 1992 lincoln town car trunk wont close all the way?


First, check for anything that might be in the latch area, a plastic bag, etc. The latch must hit metal when it closes so the pull-down motor will work to pull the truck down. If nothing is in the way, the motor is most likely bad.

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My trunk latch on my 1997 Lincoln Town Car, Signature Series, will not pull down. It has no power.


replace the electrionic latch for the pulldown motor, thats the problem its common, i would just replace the whole assembly, but if you know how to take it apart then just do the switch part, if you power up the motor when you take apart you can test the motor part of it, good luck hope this helps.

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if you can't pull cable under dash, need to access from under front of car. Try to pull cable or remove 2 screws holding latch on.

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You could try setting release to work manually. I have had the same problem. Take tne motor off set the catch clip at the right height. This should work with no cost.

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