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Trunk latch pull down

My 1997 Lincoln Towncar "pull down" on the trunk latch just stopped working. The key pad on the door still opens the trunk as does the key and the trunk release button on the driver's side door. I checked the fuse and it was fine. Q: what else might be wrong and is it expensive to repair?What parts might need to be replaced? thanks. T. Smith

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  • dunaway Oct 08, 2008

    I have a 97 towncar with trunk not closing properly. The automatic pull down action doesn't work right away so that there is a 3-4 inch gap when trunk is in closed position. It eventually does close, but it takes about a day or 2 later and does it automatically with no physical assistance.

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You could try setting release to work manually. I have had the same problem. Take tne motor off set the catch clip at the right height. This should work with no cost.

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You need to replace the motor assembly. get the part of the internet, maybe rock auto. it's an easy repair just a couple of screws and a plug connector.

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  • Barry Cain Jul 14, 2012

    It's almost always the limit switch that controls how far down it can go, and reverses it when the trunk opens. The motor itself rarely fails. Clean all the connections and squirt some WD 40 inside the switch, and work it back and forth a few times. I don't know if you can by the switch separately, I wish I could!

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