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1996 nissan sentra trunk latch won't close

The lid closed and locked properly at first except the key wouldn't open the trunk lid unless I wiggled the key. Now the trunk lid won't latch at all. The key still turns with a tiny click. Latch parts look moveable. I oiled the latch and key slot but the lid won't close.

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SOURCE: Trunk Latch Problem

You need to replace the Latch assembly part thats located inside the trunk

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Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: my 2001 volvo s60 trunk lid wont close

TRY PUTTING THE KEY IN AND TURNING IT AS IF YOU WERE OPENING THEN PULL OUT KEY AND TRY CLOSING THEN TRY AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 97 Camry - trunk will not latch closed

Sparay lock assy with lubricant, and look where release cable attaches to lock assy, and push/pry it one way or the other to get it to move, opposite of where it is. Lube cable too.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Eldorado trunk will latch closed but motor will not start

Go to dealer and purchase a lid pull down switch. Put it on. Fix car.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: trunk latch wont hold shut on my 02 cavalier

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

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