stuck hatchback

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by xtl, Feb 8, 2006.

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    xtl Guest

    I have a 1999 Subaru Outback with a stuck hatchback. The remote opener
    seems to be functioning properly, since I can hear the locking mechanism
    operate when pressing the button, but it does not unlock the trunk. When I
    use the key to unlock the hatchback nothing hapens and the trunk is still
    locked tight!

    Can someone please give me some procedural directions to fix this problem?

    Thank you,
    xtl, Feb 8, 2006
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    Tom Reingold Guest

    Standing behind the car (of course), push the handle forwards. Lock and
    unlock the car. Then pull on the handle again. My handle sticks after I
    open the door. I now have a habit of pushing the handle forward again,
    but I have to get around to lubricating it, so it springs back.

    Just a thought. Not sure if this is what you need.
    Tom Reingold, Feb 8, 2006
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    Ratatooie Guest

    Can you depress the "door open" latch or is it stuck?

    Is it perhaps cold where you are at? The seals on them can get frozen so
    you can't open the door even if it is unlocked and unlatched.
    Ratatooie, Feb 8, 2006
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