Question about 1998 Chevrolet Lumina
My trunk won't stay closed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well I had the same problem after I ran into a tree from the back. I hadnt opened my trunk since the incident and when I finally opened it it wouldnt close.
If it will hold the ball point pen, then its not the lock mechanism. But If you look at the bar that it connects to, it might be obstructed. I had to hammer the hell out of the metal parts surrounding the bar to knock the metal parts down. And it closed. So the problem was that the connecting bar was too short. So try to knock all the metal around it to free it and make it a longer bar.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Make sure it is not binding/sticking where you pull the release cable.
Drench the entire works in WD-40. Push it back and forth until it moves with no resistance.
Make sure the part that hooks onto the latch hasn't come loose enough to not slide over when it makes contact.
If that doesn't work, take the whole thing off. You'll have to anyway to replace it. Chances are with it disassembled you'll see what's wrong.
Posted on May 24, 2009
Try pushing the button under the dash back into its normal 'unactivated' position, and see if the trunk will latch shut. It could be a sticky latch mechanism in the trunk, which some silicone lubricant or WD40 might help to free up. Check also that the latch has not actually returned to the 'locked' position prior to trying to close the trunk. That would definitely stop you from closing the trunk properly! Try unlocking the trunk latching mechanism again.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Fold down rear seat and climb in the trunk....there is a manual release at the center of the trunk lid. (mandated by the government to kids don't get trapped in the trunk).
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
It can be faulty motor or loose wiring issue or faulty /weak sunroof controlling switch or there is some blockage for sunroof to come down to close or sunroof out of its track the headliner is out of its way.There re many possibilities.All this basics needs to be checked.For further troubleshooting,go through this help link:----
Click the link mentioned below:------
How to Manually Close the Sunroof ? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/how-to-manually-close-sunroof-on-2001.html
Sunroof Stuck open? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2001-lexus-is300-sunroof-stuck-open.html
How to manually close Sunroof on Navigator? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-manually-close-sunroof-on-2000.html
This will help.
Posted on Jun 05, 2012
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