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biopacifist 12-18-2012 07:33 PM

Hood wont close
hey all. i need some help. i had to jump start my car the other day, and when i was finished, i went to close my hood, but it wouldnt latch. the safety catches, but the actual latch wont click shut. all the parts look in decent shape and work when i push down with a screw driver. but the hood just wont latch at all. i finally got it to click shut after like 3 hours of trying. anyone have any ideas?

claymore_6r 12-18-2012 07:46 PM

WD40..the latch is dried up!

IceCold81 12-18-2012 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by claymore_6r (Post 4210740)
WD40..the latch is dried up!

This ^^

I have the same problem and mostly after it gets cold, all the junk and crap dries up, gets stiff, the hood won't close... Hit it with some WD-40 it'll probably lock up 1st shot like a charm! ;)

AkumaMax 12-18-2012 11:20 PM

Also check your Pull Lever and WD40 that as well.

Max Capacity 12-19-2012 03:32 AM

You may have to adjust the latch up a little bit. I had to do that last year after my wagon sat on jacks for 5 months.

SCHM1AN 12-19-2012 12:23 PM

I may have to check this out. My hood looks like it's partly open

TenzoGT 12-19-2012 06:03 PM


biopacifist 12-19-2012 07:08 PM

thanks guys. I'll have to give it a shot of WD40 over the weekend and see if it works.

wonka 12-19-2012 07:21 PM

I've had this problem when I left my hood up for too long with the engine running. I thought the issue may of been the hood being so cold (contracted) versus the hot engine compartment. +my perrin tmic :p

drewbabich 12-20-2012 06:43 AM

yea i've had the same problem. Spraying the latch with wd 40 even in the dark when you can't see what you're doing fixes the problem everytime.

biopacifist 12-20-2012 09:20 PM

well i ended up spraying the latch on my hood today with WD40. I gave it a good soaking, along with everything else in the area. i let it sit for a couple minutes, and then sprayed it once more before trying to close the hood. i put the hood down, and gave it a little push, and it latched first try. I'll definitely keep that one in mind for next time. Thanks for the help!!

rvnmaniac 09-23-2017 08:50 PM

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I did all the above. Finally took the assembly off. I would have lubed and adjusted forever and never fixed my problem. I"m missing a spring. Anyone know what type of spring that is or where i can get one.

Max Capacity 09-24-2017 07:27 AM


I see they have up to 32% off.


Is $31. too much for you ?

rvnmaniac 09-25-2017 05:05 AM


Originally Posted by Max Capacity (Post 5691421)

Thanks no problem finding a new latch but all i need is the spring. It isn't listed in the parts fische i've been looking at..

relative4 09-25-2017 05:50 AM

You could buy another latch and pull the spring out of that.

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