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The rear hatch will not lock on my 2002 jeep liberty

The rear hatch will not lock at all. I can flip the switch inside of the hatch by removing the 5 X 5 panel and reaching my hand inside. After doing that the door will stay locked however otherwise it stays unlocked. You can hear the motor trying to lock but nothing happens. Every now and then the back glass will not pop when the handle is pulled but if you hit the glass hatch button on the remote it will open. What is the cause for the door not locking?

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commmon problem take panel off from insde most likely the stricker latch is siezed if you have salt or lots of rain

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1st ,.it should be under warrantee,DONT TOUCH IT!!!! Probably a bad switch but let jeep take care of it.

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SOURCE: Back hatch wont open on 96 Jeep GC

unfortunately, the only way I know of would be to destroy the inner panel (cheaper than a back door) and get to the lock mechanism from there. I assume you have tried just about everything else at this point.
You can easily locate a used panel in a scrap yard.
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I have the exact same issue on my 2006 JEEP Liberty. Has anyone solved this?

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SOURCE: The rear lift glass/hatch does not work in my 2006

test the lead to the lock actuator see if u get voltage (u will have to chase wire back to fuse box to find short) , if u get voltage then the lock has gone bad or is binding on something.

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