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Trunk closing aid not functioning. Motor that retracts and pulls trunk lid down is not working.

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    closer will not complete the action, (sound like it) engages, then will not close.

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Replace the locking mechanism

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See if the trunk has springs or metal rods that can be adjusted, like a garage door spring. Or, if it has gas struts, see if there is a stronger strut for a Sebring with a spoiler on the deck lid. It will be stronger to lift the heavier deck lid.

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Front passenger Window only will go up when driver door is open, Trunk pull down is not working, and the radio antennae will not retract.


if you try to operate the window as you move the door from close to open and it works then stops when moving the door then it could be the wiring that passes from the body of the car to the door itself were the door opens.it should have a rubber cover that covers the wiring.these have a tendency to brake wires in this area that will touch and not touch when the door is moved.the trunk and antenna could be a fuse problem that can be checked with a test light.when you turn off the radio do you hear the motor working,if so then the antenna motor will have to be replaced.you should also hear the trunk pull down motor working.does it raise up with the trunk lid open or stay down.it could need replacing.make sure the connector hasn`t been disconnected.

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Trunk does not completely close


The trunk latch contains a switch which closes when the trunk lid is pushed closed by hand, then this switch sends power to the trunk lid pull down motor which then finishes closing the trunk lid. Often the switch or motor will go bad and the whole thing will stop working. It takes a little testing to figure out which part is at fault but they are usually quite easy to fix.

Jun 10, 2010 | 1996 Lincoln Town Car

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Trunk doesn't close all the way


Before going to a repair facility, check the fuse for 'convenience group' , the relay in the distribution box under the hood, the connector in the trunk, and the closing motor itself--sometimes they get loose on their brackets, and fall away from the metal closing loop on the trunk lid. Also check the metal closing loop on the trunk lid--sometimes they get loose and don't enter the closing motor mechanism at the right depth for the motor to capture it and secure it down.

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97 toyota camry trunk latch is stuck not allowing to open trunk how would i get the trunk open? Cant go through the back due to having a speaker system and speaker box is in the way.


I have the same problem. I've found that if you push down on the trunk lid very firmly eventually the latch settles in and will open with the pull lever next to the drivers seat. I usually pull up and push down to mimic the closing motion in a firm manner and after a few tries this allows me to open it up. Consequently, I've begun to close the trunk lid with some force, slam it if you will, and this seems to prevent this from happening. I've lubed the latch with no success either. Just a Band Aid solution, not an actual fix.

Dec 28, 2009 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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Does this car has power trunk?


If you mean automatic closing check at the latch area inside trunk and look for wiring going to a motor that would pull the trunk lid down when latched.I am almost sure only the 98 series had auto close function.

Oct 31, 2009 | 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88

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Trunk lid will not close. motor is not catching. Motor is not functioning.


If the latch on the deck lid does not catch your problem is the latch catch. If it closes and does not pull down you will need a pull down switch,

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Trunk lid will not pull down


i had the same problem, there is a stop switch that is bad. (got one from a junkyard but it was bad also). haven't found one online yet, but will ask my local ford dealer if part is still available.
so untill i find one, i got the motor to stop at the all the way down position (trunk closed) and then unpluged the motor.

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Trunk pull Down Motor Suddenly stopped working


did it quit making the noise when you lightly push down on the trunk? most people slam these trunks and your not suppose to you are only to put light pressure on them and they pull it closed theirself.. you might check your relays under the hood and look in the box lid to see which one it is.. if this is not the problem you might have to replace the motor to the latch .. you might check with a test light to see if there is power to the motor first though .. thanks and holler if you have more Jerry .

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