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#114 of 116 back hatch latch problems
Sep 11, 2006 (9:09 am)
the back hatch latch is attached by 3 pins. first is to the left of the handle to open the hatch door. the other 2 are to the right of it. the first two pins literally unhinged twice. any advice on this?
as for the knocking in reverse, it only happens in reverse. i am certain the upper engine mount isn't lose or broken. i will test your suggestion.
#115 of 116 Re: back hatch latch problems [pearl21]
Sep 11, 2006 (10:04 am)
"... the back hatch latch is attached by 3 pins... the first two pins literally unhinged twice..."
I have not removed my latch or looked at the trunk side to see what is holding it. Are the "pins" really hinged? Or are they plastic expanding-screw fasteners as used so many other places on the car? By unhinged, do just mean the pins pulled out from their holes?
If they just pulled out, and the same pins pulled out twice, they were probably ruined at the first pull-out. I would buy fresh fasteners.
Before I understood how my 3 grille fasterners worked, I unsuccessfully tried to pry them out. They continued to work OK, but just in case, I bought new fasteners - a couple dollars each.