get it serviced?
if not able to do that, find out if the problem is mech. or electric.?
do you know how to do that.? (seems elect, due to heard motor actions.?)
well disconnect the wire to the latch, and if the problem goes away it s mechanical.
if elecrical it can be bad wiring or switch that controls this latch. or the relays.
lets look at the WK jeep book.
the liftgate has 4 wires (so does the lock for door there)
2 for the motor
2 for the switch status. (tells you on dash light , gate unlocked)
so of the motor runs by itself that means, the controls to said motor are faulting.
easy huh, ?
door lock or flip up glass.?l my guess its flip glass....faulting...
both have motors.
the flip up glass has 2 relays that can fail.
pull 1 to see if the problem ends (self actuated errors)
the cluster controller (brain) controls this relay flip glass motor.
if the inputs to the controller are wrong (like all computers) the outputs will fail.
the glass relays, run in a pair.
one sends ground to the flip up glass lock
other sends 12vdc on command,
and the reverse !(motor runs backwards too)
did you scan the PCM yet, to see if there is a DTC errors, logged? for Gate?
inputs to the cluster are wrong for flip glass.?>
that be first. SCAN first , always, !!!
here is the:
flip glass. schematic
does this help?
as you can see if the lower coil wire above in relay grounds out
shorts to body, the glass latch operates , in error.
so if you pull the relay, and it stops you know the relay is bad
or the coil is being driven. wrongly.
in this photo the center box is the cluster brain. (processor)
if intermittent the problem can be very hard to find. as all intermittent are.
id scan it while driving, to see if i get DTC errors at the moment of failure.
drive with relay pulled. (gone now) sure it is.
the motor can not self actuate, that is it cant sources its own power and ground to do that.
the relay must close. (or be bad or be energized wrongly)