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Old 09-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #1  
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So has anyone experienced a broken trunk latch? Sometime it closes sometime it doesn't....slowly getting worse. I saw it on CJ Pony for $85. Easy install?
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Have you tried some simple lubrication.....trunk and hood latches like it once in a while.
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Have you tried some simple lubrication...
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If it latches intermittently, it may simply be the mechanism hanging up. Lube it as AzPete mentioned. Actually, I'd flush it out heavily with a good solvent like WD40 to get any old hardened grease and gritty stuff out while working the mechanism back and forth and THEN hit it liberally with a good lube. Also check the electrical connections to the solenoid.

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+1 on the lube.

Iím not sure if yours has an adjustment, but the latch could be out of alignment too. If thats not it, and a piece of it is truly broken. Then I would hit up a junk yard and get a new (to you) latch. Should cost way less then $85.
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It may also need to be adjusted...there are two (maybe three) bolts that secure it to the body. These can be loosened and allows the latch to be adjusted.
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Yep...lubed it. Soaked it with WD40. The latch is sticking. Makes a jamming noise every time I hit the trunk release...
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Remove it and look to see if something simple is jamming it. Odd that one would fail.
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