Help fix my trunk


Asked by Sep 15, 2013 at 08:45 PM about the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own 1996 Grand Cherokee limited 5.2 V8,
issue is I have to push extra hard under the
trunk handleand pull the handle at the same
time to open it, any ideas to help fix it?

5 Answers


the latch probably needs to be lubricated. I would use white lithium grease, it will last longer than wd-40. if that doesn't do it, you may need the adjust the latch itself. it might have gotten loose and moved.

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So I don't spend extra money should I just use wd40 to test that theory


If you have access to an air compressor I'd try blowing the thing out first, due to where it is located a lot of road dirt can get inside from water on the roads then lube it.


My buddy has a mini one, he does air brush shirts, think that is powerful enough?


Nope, then try a water nozzle on stream and wash out as much dirt as you can get then let dry for day or two then lube it.

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