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Trunk will not close at all

My brother slammed my trunk yesterday and now it will not close at all. I have read that the pull down motor sometimes goes bad but could it also cause it not to shut at all? The bottom latch seems to be a little loose also.

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  • Paul Lynch May 11, 2010

    Thats the funny thing about the pull down, It wont go down unto the motor pulls it heh.

    Your going to need to check to see if he hasnt knocked anything out of place possibly the latch?

    Make sure the wires to motor are correct and try pressing the trunk release to see if it thinks its locked.


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Check the pull down motor toensure it has not been broken, i have heard of this before and the problem was when it got slammed it broke the motor. as far as not latching release the trunk and see if it will operate normal. if not lightly press it downand see if it will latch than, the semi-cirle catch must be open and will look like a small mouth when it is opened up.

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