Outback Trunk Latch

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by kb, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. kb

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    i'm having an issue with my trunk latch on my outback. i took off the
    door panel and used the safety switch to get it to unhook, lubed it up
    with some WD-40 but it wont seem to work.
    if i close the door and lock it, it will stay in locked position until
    i use the safety again to open it. if it is unlocked the door will shut
    but the latch that hooks into that little ring on the bottom won't

    any suggestions are welcome, especially if it will save me the
    time/energy/money of having to take it to someone.
    kb, Apr 29, 2006
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  2. If you think it needs lubrication, avoid WD-40. It is a better solvent
    and 'water displacer' than lubricant. A good car parts store will have
    the proper lubricant for a latch and, if you visit when they are not
    busy, perhaps the counterman can take a quick look and offer additional

    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Apr 29, 2006
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  3. To elaborate, WD-40 can be washed out with brake cleaner when it is fresh.
    After a few years nothing will wash out the gum that remains.

    Mike (the voice of sad experience)
    Michael Pardee, Apr 30, 2006
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