Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Marauder, Lincoln Town Car 1999-2005

Trunk Lid



The trunk lid can be shifted fore-and-aft by loosening the hinge-to-trunk lid retaining screws.

The trunk lid should be adjusted for an even and parallel fit with the trunk lid opening. The trunk lid should also be adjusted up and down for a flush fit with the surrounding panels. Be careful not to damage the trunk lid or surrounding body panels.

Trunk Lid Latch/Striker

The latch assembly is fixed and not adjustable on all vehicles. Any latch adjustment must be made at the striker.

Before adjusting the striker, open and close the trunk lid to double-check the striker alignment.

  1. Remove the scuff plate striker covering before attempting any striker adjustment.
  3. Loosen the 2 screw and washer assemblies and adjust the striker by moving up and down or from side-to-side as necessary.
  5. Tighten the screw and washer assemblies to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm).

Do not try to correct a poor trunk lid alignment with a latch striker adjustment.