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PT Cruiser LAtch won't operate

The liftgate latch is not operating to open the liftgate. The locks engage and disengage but when you lift the handle to open the liftgate, nothing happens. It's as though the latch has become disconnected. I want to open service the latch but cannot get the liftgate opened to do so. There is no child exit latch in this car because there is a saftey release on the rear seat instead. I would like to remove the interior panel to get at the latch but that can only be removed when the liftgate is opened as well. Help please!

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  • gfintc Aug 27, 2008

    From the interior,I have removed a plastic plug at the bottom center of the gate and probed for a release without success.

  • rpetko Oct 31, 2008

    I have the same problem...it sounds like the liftgate hydraulics are working but the lock will not disengage. Also the passenger door lock will not go up and down either...only my driver lock works....
    Did you find out how to get this fixed or if it is a chrysler crossfire recall issue?


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If the latch won't operate when you use the handle, try inserting the key, turning it, and pulling up on the liftgate while the key is in the turned position (it won't stay there, so you need to hold it turned while you raise the liftgate.

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could be a bad alternator or battery, if by "the motor turns over somewhat" it sounds like it tries to turn over less and less each time you try. Even if it did start it wouldn't stay running with one of these problems.

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GET A 3 SPOKE PULLEY EXTRACTOR AND SCREW IN THE BOLT BUT IN THE CRANKSHAFT HOLE PUT A MUCH SMALLER SCEW SO YOU WOUNT MESS THE INSIDE UP

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SOURCE: The hatch door latch on my 2005 PT Cruiser works

Please remove the paddings and see if the cable is stuck into it. If so when the lock is actuated the lock could be caught into it and not allowing to disengage.
open the latch and check this link , clean and set. It will work as you can test it before closing. Hope you try. Good day.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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