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The rear hatch latch does not lock/engage. How

The rear hatch latch does not lock/engage. How can I replace it or repair it?

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Hi it might be that the latch bar has moved a bit from its original position if you can loosen it and move it about ( or if you can move it about now it will need positioning again ) then after just test and keep moving till it sits in the right place to latch the door, if not then its a case of having to replace the latch as these are riveted type units and come in one piece hope this helps

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

  • mikabloem May 26, 2011

    Please help me solve this problem. When I close the hatch on my 1999 Jeep Cherokee it doesn't always latch so I have to keep opening and closing the hatch until it catches. Then when it appears to be ok, I will be driving along (possibly hit a bump) and then the indicator light on the dash comes on to tell me that the latch has let go. Of course this never happens when my husband is driving it and he thinks I am not closing it properly. This has just started in the last month or so and for the past year or more it has been fine. Any suggestions?

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