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Old 01-21-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help!! ZX3 Liftgate will not unlock

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I am new to this site and need help. I purchased a 2000 ZX3 about 2 months ago and now the liftgate (hatch) will not release. The remote works (you can hear the mechanism nake a noise when pushed). Same with the dash release. I never tried the key until now. When I first tried the key, it only would go into the lock halfway. After using a spray lubricant, the key will now go all the way into the lock, but will not turn. Feels like the key goes into the lock without any resistance. I also crawled in the back looking for the inside safty release, and could not find it.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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I may have to replace the lock and/or mechanism, but how to open the liftgate until then???

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HI AGAIN,
Finally got my liftgate open and was able to remove the latch assembly and lock. However Ford wants a little over $100.00 for the parts and I am told that I still need a locksmith to "key" the lock.
Anything cheaper???

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Old 02-11-2004, 07:37 PM   #5
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Unfortunatly, I don't think you are going to be able to find anything cheaper... You're best best will probably be to have Ford replace it.
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im starting to have the same problem now.. i have to push the button on the dash at least 3-5 times just get it opened.
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That sucks fokuzsport... is ur car still under warranty?
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