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2004 Freestar hatch will not unlock

Out of the blue, I can no longer open the back hatch. the handle is intact but is either not engaging or the unlock function isn't working.
getting tired of putting bikes in through the sliding doors. Please help!

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There is a tendancy for the Triggers from the handle to Disengage internally to the Latch due to Wear and Tear, or sometimes Stressing the Mechanism when the Tailgate is Locked and someone forgot.
Gently unfasten the trim panels around the Tailgate, from the INSIDE, and if you THINK about the project, you will be able to release enough of this All in One piece enough to trip the triggers by hand, and open the Tailgate. Continue to unfasten the moulded grips, and remove the whole panel. This will then give you the access to fix the Release mechanism, mounted on the Tailgate inner body.
Regards, DT

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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