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03 Lincoln Towncar trunk malfunction

Trunk lid raises with keybob, but won't go all the way up. 2/3 open makes squeaky metal noise, shifts on right side and then slams shut

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Sounds like the lift drive assembly is screwed up if it falls shut when trying to open it. Haven't worked on these so they may have a safety feature that drops the trunk if it hits something. Is some blocking the hinges travel as it opens?

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Use some spray lube on the hinges

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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