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Old 09-12-2018, 12:53 PM   #1  
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Problem with the trunk motor running all the time

Hi guys,

i have searched on the board to see if someone had the same problem, but found nothing. Sorry if there is already a post about that

Well last sunday when my wife , 2 of my childrens & I wanna go to a US car meeting here in France (incredible about 650 US cars by the way) my wife open the hatch & close the hatch BEFORE the complete electrical running operation was over maybe this is the problem. Now the motor is running all the time....

here's a video :

video of latch motor

Relay problem ? anything else ??
Thanks for your help !

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Old 09-12-2018, 01:07 PM   #2  
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Re: Problem with the trunk motor running all the time

Mine did the same thing, the large plastic nut that lowers and raise the whole assembly was completely stripped out on mine. Got a replacement from TDS, and it was as good as new.

http://www.top-downsolutions.com/gea...ull-down-units
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:33 PM   #3  
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Re: Problem with the trunk motor running all the time

You could have a cracked motor housing. its quite common. sometimes when the housing pulls away, it doesnt think the hatch is down and keeps running. best thing to do is take the trunk interior apart and have a closer look. the track guides also get brittle and crumble. there are a lot of posts on on these issues.
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You could have a cracked motor housing. its quite common.
This would be MY bet. ....I've done it and experience the same thing. Check out top down solutions for replacement parts. ....best bet is to get in there and see what's broken though, before order new parts.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:36 PM   #5  
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Thanks guys for your fast response ! i'll check this,
thx again

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Re: Problem with the trunk motor running all the time

Hawks has everything you need to rebuild it or replace it. They have the plastic gear housing and you may want to check out the plastic guide upgrade. It replaces the individual guides with a large one per side and keeps everything better aligned so it doesn't bind up in the future. I repaired my before and it happened again. Since I rebuilt it the second time, with the new design guides, it has worked flawlessly for years.
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Re: Problem with the trunk motor running all the time

Nice post, mine actually is doing the same, i also have an 88 camaro
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