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My trunk wont latch, my seatbelt doesn't buckle, and sometimes it wont start when I turn it on, I have to wait for awhile please help me fix my car I love it but want it to work properly, email me @ rebeccagreen921gmail.com .

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The trunk catch is adjustable - look at the bar the latch catches on. It is mounted to the trunk with 2 screws or bolts. Slightly loosed those and move the catch up just a tiny bit. Re - tighten bolts and try closing. If the latch doesn't catch, move that bar up a tiny bit more until it catches. Don't move it too much as water will get in around the seal. The seatbelt latch can be replaced either with one from a junkyard or an aftermarket seatbelt assembly from an auto parts store. As far as the no start I need more info - does the starter turn over but the engine doesn't catch or, when you turn the key does nothing happen or a clicking noise? Let me know _ I'll do what I can!
Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

  • rebeccagreen Nov 10, 2010

    When I turn the key nothing happens at all no noise or clicking . But the radio and lights will work.

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    George Hels Nov 10, 2010

    OK - I suspect you solenoid is going out. The solenoid is mounted together with the starter and needs to be removed as a unit. The solenoid can be purchased separately from the starter but you'll need to find out the price of each and decide if it's better to just get the whole unit or just the solenoid alone. Usually the solenoid comes with directions to install onto the starter but that depends on your level of skill and ability - it's not exactly easy to do but not impossible either. If you have a local mechanic you may be better served to just dump the whole shebang in their lap and let them figure out the best route to go. I hope this helps and please rate my solution!! Let me know if you need additional info - I'll do my best!

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