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 is a cutout on the inner tailgate cover that can be removed with a screwdriver. This will give you access to the latch assembly. There is a small lever mounted on the latch assembly. When you move it toward the driver side it will release the tailgate.
This works on my 03 Liberty but not on my 05 Liberty. They both use the same type of latch. Does anyone know where to get a latch other than a Jeep dealer? Jeep wants $235.00 for the latch.
The auto lock burned out you need to go to dealer and get ripped off for $300 to have them fix it. Make sure you tell them the exact problem since it took 3 mechanics two days to figure mine out after i told them what was wrong the first time. Not too swift there.