1998 DODGE STRATUS TRUNK LOCK BROKEN

  • Tiny
  • ma1steen
  • 1998 Dodge Stratus
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 80,000 miles

I have a 1998 Dodge Stratus, and can no longer open the trunk with a key. The driver side release lever still opens the trunk, but you can not open the trunk with a key. I have taken the latch out, and all parts seem operational except for the cylinder. You can still insert the key, but the cylinder will not turn.

For what it is worth, the panic latch located inside the trunk still works.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 1:35 AM

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  • saturntech9
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Sound's like the cylinder is frozen up have you tried a spare key?

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 1:58 AM
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  • caradiodoc
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Also, you might be using the valet key. There are at least six different keys available that open different combinations of doors, trunk, and glove box, plus the ignition switch.

Caradiodoc

(Hi saturntech9. Happy Monday to you!)

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 4:23 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Great point caradiodoc also a worn key could be the culprit.
Hope you had a happy monday too caradiodoc!

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 4:48 AM

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