» » »

Kia Q&A

Ask Your Question

2002 Kia Sportage Question: How do I clean or replace the tailgate lock mechanism?



kiamom75, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Chandler, AZ, March 13, 2012, 11:14

The tailgate won't catch. I've tried WD-40 to see if it is just gunked up, but still cannot close it.

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    dale45 from Fairway Auto Repair, March 13, 2012, 11:23

    Is this a problem that has progressively gotten worse, or is it something that has happened suddenly.

    If it happened suddenly, take a looka t the latch, it may already be latched. If so, use a screwdriver to pullit out while someone is holding the release handle.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    kiamom75, March 13, 2012, 12:24

    I acts like it is already in the locked position, but the lift gate is not shutting all the way. I think we will have to remove it and clean it. Thanks!

    Flag This