Two options that I had to do to fix mine.
First Option - Remove the part of the electric motor that is in the trunk. - Get some test leads and make the mechanism turn all the way down to the bottom of the stroke using the cars battery. When you touch the leads to the batter on the connecting clip, the motor will move the mechanism up or down. If it goes the wrong way, reverse the wires - Use your key to unlock the trunk until you can do the Second Option.
Second Option - Go to a junk yard and get all the parts from a dead Town Car. That means everything from the trunk lid (switch, solenoid, etc...) and from the inside of the trunk. You won't need the lock because you can still use the old one. - Replace your broken stuff with the stuff from the junk yard. Cost - about $10 - $15. If you go to a Lincoln dealer, be prepared to pay over $150.
Tools you will need: Small sockets, maybe a screw driver, and test leads.If the only problem is not closing fully there are a couple of other options.One is to loosen the bolts holding the lower latch in place and adjusting them to their limits. They should have adjustment play side-to-side and up-and-down.Another action that has worked for me, especially when installing a lower latch from another vehicle, is to turn the threaded latch rod (worm gear) up or down as required before installation/reinstallation. This establishes a new start point for the travel of the lower latch during closure. This is a trial and error procedure as the two latches must also hook up for closure..By the way, a Cadillac latch will also work.
MY MOTOR WAS GOOD< SWITCH WAS BAD..........
I have a 93 Town with same issue. After troubleshooting it I found the motor was fine but the switch on the motor assembly was the problem. Part Nr. 16601101. I did some searching on the internet but could not locate a replacement. I drilled out the brass rivets, opened it up and cleaned all the contacts. It was easy to see the problem -17 years of dust/dirt/wear. It's now working again. Not sure how long it will last. Some of the contact strips inside were a bit worn. I'll have to hunt up a new switch next time it goes.
The trunk pull down motor is probably blown. I got a used one from a salvage yard and paid $35.00 for it. It take around five minutes to change. Take old part off and take with you to insure you get the right motor.
If the trunk on a Honda Civic will not close the locking mechanism may be jammed. Be sure to remove any obstructions on inside the trunk latch. If the latch is broken replace it.
Hello, On your typical situation you want to find out for sure if its the door latch. If so a replacement can be purchased on eBay for around 30-40 dollars. A common problem for the Volvo 850 S70 Series is the latch becomes in operate able and the only fix is a new or used latch/lock. But be sure to diagnose it correctly as the latch as it could also be the other things as well such as loose or unaligned latch or something obstructing the closer of the door.
How to repair the rear door latches on my e 350 van. The bottom latch will not hold . How do I get the latch to hold Thanks
Can you give us a bit more info? Do they lock from inside the car OK? Do they lock from your key fob? Inquiring minds ...... FriPilot
You probably just need to fix the latch. There are some repair shops and locksmiths that specialize in car trunk locks.
on the trunk latch theirs a little clip, its stuck down and should be up
You can close the hood latch, on your Chevrolet Malibu, by gently pushing downward on the hood. The latch may need to be sprayed with a lubricant.
what is wrong with the door latch? will it not open/latch? what year is the vehicle? all of these are needed to answer your question.
left door latch is broke
I opened my hood with the latch and when I went ot close it the latch no longer works. Is ther some way I can close and secure my hood shut?
Apparantly Someone Shut the trunk Lid Too Hard And Broke the Auto Latch Assembly . They are Very easy to Break You Can Either repair it yourself Or take it to A dealer .Either way after repair you shut the lid with little or no pressure ....DONT SHUT THE LID FAST OR HARD.....
ks430 trunk latch
my trunk latch won't work what could be wrog
how can i repair a 94 chevy k1500 tailgate latch. cannot open gate
Above the passenger headlight
How do you repair drivers side door latch mechanism on 98 GMC extended cab pickup?
To repair a hood latch cable on a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, you have to take it to your local mechanic or dealership. The hood latch cable should only be reconnected with an experienced hand. While you can use wrenches and screwdrivers, the latch cable may come loose again.
To repair the rear latch on the 2006 Suzuki gran Vitara keyless entry you need to first remove the latch from its position. Next, spray the latch with WD40 to loosen it and either replace it or hit it softly with a hammer until it starts to work.
Spray the latch (in the door) liberally WD40 open and close the door many times and then spray with silicone
lock means a thing with used to close the latch or prevent latch to open. latch is what the thing attached to the door.we can take lock whereever we want but latch is fixedd to the door itself.
Read on another site, to simply lubricate the latch excessively with WD40 and then continue to open and close door handle until the latch releases and catches. I just tried this minutes ago with my Pontiac sunfire and sat in my car held the door closed and pulled the open & close door handle in and out until the latch caught. It worked great !! Now the door latch catchs without a problem. Apparently, some latchs just need to be lubricated quite often. Hope this helps. Added: WD40 is NOT a lubricant. You can use it to clean out the latch, but then have to put a lubricant after drying.
In the latch mechanism
Replace any broken parts or adjust latch assembly
How do i get the trunk to close when it sometime works