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Offline SUBSEVEN

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New here...daughter has a 2002 Outback
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:45:25 AM »
I know. I know. Another newbie looking for help! I do love subies and will have one of my own someday.

My daughter has a 2002 Outback Wagon with the rear hatch stuck. It's closed. The latch handle feels open. I asked her about it and she said that it was really stiff before and would stay in open position even with the hatch closed. Her and her boyfriend said that it's been a problem for a while. She's about to have a kid and wanted him to fix it. He's not to mechanical. Millineals!  :uglystupid2: They took it to one mechanic and he told them it needed a latch.

I did a little reading (here and here) and it seems that there is a plate that messes up too. This makes me wonder if it really does need a latch or what.

They really don't have much and can't really leave the car anywhere for long becase she carts him back and forth to work. I'll work on it.
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Re: New here...daughter has a 2002 Outback
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 11:38:51 AM »
I may have found the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuUFvHjeJcU
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Re: New here...daughter has a 2002 Outback
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 08:37:24 PM »
I had a 97 outback, the hatch handle bracket rusted up pretty well.  I ended up wire brushing in by it with a Dremel and greasing it well.  It was that or a junkyard bracket for me.
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Re: New here...daughter has a 2002 Outback
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 08:03:58 AM »
Yeah. I think those are like $30 new.
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