My trunk won't pop open when I lift the trunk release lever
When I pull up on the trunk lever next to the drivers seat, the trunk does release (with another person pulling up on it) but there is no spring action that lifts the trunk away from the latch. I've looked in the trunk and see the two bars running horizontally to each trunk hinge. My question is, how do I adjust the bars or make it so the trunk pops open when I pull on the lever?
Re: My trunk won't pop open when I lift the trunk release...
You can adjust the tension by moving one or both bars. on one end it should sit in one of three notches. I have moved mine by hand but you may need a screwdriver or pry bar on some cars. also depending on the car, you may want to put something to protect your rear window. As some have alot of tension and may spring out, and hit the window. Just try different positions till you get your desired effect. And a last note sometimes the bars become bent or really weak from use. And may require to be replaced. If so then they can be ordered from the dealer.
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Lever cable is broken. You have 2 options. Spray some lube it the lock cylinder and start working the key in and out, keep spraying lube in once in a while. This can loose up the tumblers in the lock and if the springs are still good, eventually it will open. The next option is to pull the rear seats and go in and release the latch with a screw driver. Then replace the lock.
You may have jammed some material into the latch. A rag or cloth or even paper can cause sudden binding on the latch to the point it won't open. Find a partner to assist you to press down firmly onto the trunk lid to try to relieve excess pressure on that latch, while the other person tries to turn the key and/ or pull that lever.
If that does not work, try the opposite force (ie. pulling upward on the trunk lid) and doing the same. If bad enough, this may take a while, with effort. But be careful NOT to break off your key in the lock cylinder.
If this fails, try accessing the trunk from the rear seat (even removing it). You may even see the culprit from there as the material will be stuck, requiring firm pulling to get it out of that latch.
If, when you finally do get the trunk open, if it turns out it was NOT an obstruction, your lock mechanism may just be bound up. To free it spray liberally with penetrating oil such as PB Blaster. Allow to soak a bit, then repeatedly rotate the lock with the key. It will soon work like new!
emergency release is connected directly to latch release ---the linkage rod may be disconnected ,latch may need lube --spring damaged or disconnected latch simple enough to replace junk yard cheapest --online,auto stores -or dealer most expensive
someone moved the switch in the or should i say on the trunk lock itself to disable the trunk release from inside, SO...
Bottom of seat where your Butt goes, Has to be pushed hard to the rear bumber from the front on both side driver and passenger in the rear to disengage the rear catch then the rear seat comes up,
Next you should see 2 screws at the bottom of the back rest remove them and lift the back out, then your going to need a long screw driver or extensions for ratchet to unbolt the lock from the inside and that should be that,? Have fun.
It's right below the drivers seat you can't miss it. There's a button on the trunk where you put your key to open it on the inside just turn it to on . Then go to your seat and lift it up the little lever it should open it .
I don't know about your 1995 Ford Taurus, BUT I found that when the rear driver side seat was loosened, there were several cables running alongside the driverside rear (underneath the seat and connecting bolt). Pull gently on the cables...you will find one of them is the trunk release cable(which pops oopen the trunk). And lo....there were my keys inside the trunk. Took 5 minutes to take apart and put together. Good Luck.
i am talking from memory,and i may be wrong........but
look under the front base of the rear seats,you should find 2x screws,undo these and lift the seat squab up and frontwards out the flat possition then you will be able to find the screws that hold the backrest in possition and remove....
By switching the lever you locked the inside trunk release, you will need to put lever back. as far as the trunk you may need to remove the rear seat, pop lower part out and then remove the bolts to the top half of the seat then try to reach the lever so it will open from the inside. i've found that many of these cars with the pop lever inside have sticking trunk locks from not being used, what you do first is spary lock good,with wd40 or pb blaster then slide key in and out and try to turn this may take a whhile but it works then tumbler will free up, you just have to keep spraying inside lock and working the key.