Jeep Liberty 2005 Cannot shut tailgate window......
When I pull the latch out to open the tailgate, the window and the door will open, but the window will not close. This is because the metal clamp that holds the window shut does not rotate down in position to catch the window when it closes. I have to press the transponder on my key for it to pop down so I can close it. Normaally, when the tailgate is opened, the release of the window repositions the clamp accordingly. It doesn't do that anymore. Also, when you pull the latch to the first "stop", it does not release the window like it's supposed to. The latch is not engaging that clamp. I've tried WD40 which actually worked at first, but the problem has returned.
Re: Jeep Liberty 2005 Cannot shut tailgate window......
I had the same problem onmy dad's Jeep KJ (Cherokee/Liberty) so i went ahead and unbolted the tailgate handle;
First you need to take off the plastic inner tailgate cover (doh), then carefully pry away the the black liner and you'll see 2x 10mm hex nuts, unscrew both. Then on the latch outer side of the tailgate remove the upper 2 torx screws, then loosen one of the clamps of the connecting rod between latch and handle. While pulling out on the handle (needed to clear the mechanism from the sheetmetal) you'll be able to carefully remove the complete doorhandle assembly. There's still one wireloom attached to the handle, this is the culprit, It's the little actuator switch that's need liberal amounts of lubricant such as WD40 or similar. I actually removed the switch and pushed it several times to full stroke after i lubricated it, then reconnected it and presto! The rear window unlocked every single time by means of the doorhandle instead of using the wireless remote...
Easy fix, done in half an hour. Saved you $ 300 on parts and labour
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Sounds like it too yours truely here my old jag makes a noise like that but its still working so who knows for how long and my ford escort tailgate BOOT in the queens english. stopped working years ago but their is nothing inside the car to steal ? thats if i bother to lock it in the first place anyway
There is a very small switch mounted to the back of the tailgate handle, you will need to remove the interior tailgate panel to access it, the switch is what releases the glass when you pull the handle. most likely the switch has failed. Recall # D16 was issued several years ago for replacement of this switch. Your local dealership should be able to relace it at no cost to you.
I would check to see if the latch is in the closed position.Using a screwdriver I would (with the gate open)have someone or your self do the action like you are opening the tail gate and try to move the striker in the door like the door is being pulled open.If the latch moves to the open positin gently try to close the door to see if it latches.
Hello. I can assist you. Most likely, your door latch is broken and will need to be replaced. Historically these were metal and rusted due to exposure, soooooo now they are plastic and after a few hundred uses, they break. You can purchase the tailgate handle and replace it yourself but my recommendation is to let the shop do it as it can be a little tricky and often the linkage rods also need to be cleaned and lubricated. The total cost of this repair is generally about $75. Thanks for choosing Fixya!
under the carpet installed on the tailgate door, there is a hole. put a screw driver in it and manually flip the latch open, to start.
yjen take the door panel off, one screw with the interiro handle, and pull the rest off,
watch the auto release slidw side to side, you will find a broken piece here, I made an extension piece with a plastic hook and screw, works fine for over a year, lube all latch parts with wd 30 once opened.
Which back window are you referring too? The side rear window or the back hatch window? Rear side window, if you can hear the motor turning it is most likely a broken cable located inside the door. Back hatch window, if it is not latching when you shut the window it may be that the latch is in the closed position with the window open. Try unlocking the latch with the key fob window control. Also inspect the latch and spray some lubricant on the mechanism. If possible try engageing the latch by hand with the window open. It should move and latch easily just by pushing on it with your finger. If it does not move freely or will not stay latched you might need to replace it
As for the error code, P0043 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 1 Sensor 3) This refers to the oxygen sensor's heating element. It might be just a loose or broken wire. I would inspect it first before replacing it. As for the location, the O2 sensors are located on the exhaust before the catalytic converter. Your best bet is to get a service manual for exact locations.
there are little metal rods that connect to the handle of the tailgate, just like the rods that connect your door handles to the door hinges and lock mechanism. just pop off the plastic cover over the tailgate handle and check and see if the rods are still connected to the handle.
Mine just did the exact same thing. The latch may be moving freely because it is not hooked to the latching mechanism anymore. In my case, the handle had broken where the handle hooks to the rod that operates the mechanism. Go to the Ford dealer and buy a new handle. Here in S.C. it was $24. You can't get this at the parts houses. Start by removing the plastic "Ford" cover that is over the liscense plate lights. You then have to remove the aluminum rivets that hold the handle to the tailgate from the outside and remove the broken latch. Remove the pull handle loop on the interior side of the tailgate (2 screws), unsnap the inside plastic tailgate interior panel, and pull down the black plastic sheeting that is underneath the panel to make access to the mechanism inside of the tailgate. There is also a hard plastic cover that you will see that needs to be pulled loose to open another access hole. Install the new tailgate latch handle by sliding back into the mounting holes and attach with two 10-32 screws and nuts. The new handle will come with a new yellow rod attachment piece on the handle. You will see inside of the tailgate a small rod hanging down, most likeky it will have the same rod attachment piece as the one on the new handle. Note the position of the yellow piece on the rod, as you will connect the new piece in the same place. Once the rod is hooked up, relubricate the metal mechanism with a light machine oil, replace the black plastic cover, replace the black plastic sheeting, (secure with a small amount of duct tape), replace the tailgate interior panel, replace the pull handle loop, shut tailgate, replace "Ford" cover over lights, and you're done!
I had the same problem. I was able to get the back window open.
I took the the 4 screws off that are on top of the inside of the door (where the tailgate window latch is).
Got a metal coat hanger. straightened it and made a hook at one end.
carefully pushed the plastic part of the tailgate towards the inside
slid the coat hanger straight down (to the level of the tailgate key/handle) to catch the door latch from the inside and pulled up.
that will get the tailgate open.
then you need to take the rest of the screws out of the lower part of
the tailgate to get at the latch assembly. Carefully take the plastic off. (you will need to take the
nice black insulation stuff off the metal part of the door carefully so you can replace it and
tape it up if necessary after fixing the latch.)
peel the insulation off the metal part of the door, you will see the
assembly rod has come off the latch and will need putting back in place and a
little sqweeze to stay on. really bad design I guess, but since I fixed it at
140000, I haven't had any trouble with it at 166000.