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'04 rear hatch won't close

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by RomaniGypsy, May 12, 2019.

  1. May 12, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    RomaniGypsy

    RomaniGypsy [OP] New Member

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    I knew that stupid electric motor closing mechanism was going to conk out at some point... way to go, Toyota, when you could have just used a regular physical mechanism without putting in something fancy that will just break.

    So now it won't close. I push it closed and the motor does its thing, but it isn't latching shut. After the motor finishes its cycle, I can still pull the hatch open with one finger. No secondary detent, no nothing. While driving, it triggers the "door open" sensor and the interior lights stay on.

    Any idea how easy this would be to diagnose and fix?
     
  2. May 12, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    chassis

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    https://youtu.be/sSNMyV9ZOfE

    The video suggests that cleaning and lubricating may solve the problem, but it may not.

    Part 6911035090, $282.40 from my local Toyota dealer. Looks easy to remove and replace, if you are moderately mechanically inclined.
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 4:31 AM
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    RomaniGypsy

    RomaniGypsy [OP] New Member

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    I appreciate it. My local dealer quoted like $650 for parts and labor. They said that they couldn't get it to duplicate the problem (which makes sense as it unexpectedly started working again, mostly, the morning before we took it in), and that the only issue they could see was that it looked significantly corroded.
     
  4. May 18, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    RedTigerGSU

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    none so far
    i recently replaced mine. I lubricated it but it had other defects besides the rust so I thew out the old one and the new one works well.
     
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