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    Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

    Trunk Lid Latch and Lock

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figure 1

    1. Open the trunk lid.
    2.  
    3. Remove the lever assembly and clip. If the clip breaks, replace with a new lever and clip assembly.
    4.  
    5. Remove the three latch attaching screws, then disconnect the electric latch wire, if so equipped.
    6.  
    7. Remove the luggage compartment latch and rod from the vehicle with the retainer and seal.
    8.  
    9. Remove the screw and washer retaining the trunk lid lock cylinder plate to the support, then remove the plate and support.
    10.  
    11. Remove the lock cylinder and rod.
    12.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Common trunk lid latch and lock assembly

    To install:
    1. Position the lock cylinder and seal into the hole in the trunk lid. Push the lock cylinder retainer into position until it is locked.
    2.  
    3. If so equipped, connect the electric latch wire. Install the trunk lid latch and rod assembly. Install the three attaching screws and washers, then tighten to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9.5-13.6 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Install the lever and clip assembly. Close the trunk lid, then check for proper alignment and adjust, if necessary.
    6.  

     
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