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Old 01-19-2013, 03:11 AM   #1
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I'm having a problem with my trunk lid not latching shut. The latch itself isn't seized or stuck in any way. When trying the latch with a screwdriver to see if I could manually latch it, the hook moves, but it won't lock in place, it just pops back open. I've tried pressing the trunk latch button a few times, trying the trunk release on my remote, and when doing these, I can hear the noise of a motor trying to open the trunk.

I'm hoping one of you know the answer to my problem, and it'* an easy fix.

If you need any other info, just let me know. Thanks ahead of time for any info you can provide.
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whatever piece latches the mechanism isnt moving, soak the thing in wd40 and work the parts back and forth
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Does the 88 have the auto close lid where when u shut it closed the motor pulls it down? I know some of the park aves do.
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Pretty sure it just latches when you close it. I just bought it yesterday, so I'm not aware of any pull-down motor.
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Worst case scenario, you can always get a used one in there. The non pulldown models very rarely have issues (like, I don't remember hearing of one).

Unless the car is loaded to the gills, I doubt it has the pulldown feature. Now that I think about it, I only remember seeing it on C-Bodies and Caddy.
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I know my 96 Park ave had the pulldown trunk lid.
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