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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
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Experience:  ASE Master & Advanced level certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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My lift gate will not latch is there any way to make the

Customer Question

My lift gate will not latch is there any way to make the latch manual? Not sure if the lock is weak or what
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2008 Chrysler Town and Country limited
JA: Are you fixing your Town and Country yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Lubing the inside of the lock but it trys to latch just can't do it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can close it with any buttons it just will not latch
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are several things that could be preventing the liftgate from latching. The problem is most likely the latch itself but it could be a striker or liftgate adjustment issue.

It's possible that the latch pawl has rotated to the closed position while the liftgate is open. When you attempt to close it does it hit the striker solidly and bounce back?