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I was having a problem with my hood not closing all the way. I'd close it and it would bounce back up and get caught by the saftey latch. A couple times it even popped up into the saftey latch on the highway! So its a slow sunday so i decided to set out to fix it.

Tools for the Job:
Engine Degreaser
WD-40
Plastic Bags
Paper Towels

Step 1:
Shove a plastic bag around the hood latch just to eliminate as much overspray as possible


Step 2:
Spray away! Spray the degreaser on the latch and especially around the pivot points so that you get the gunk out. Here is the degreaser I used...worked great.

Wait about 10 minutes to let the degreaser soak in.

Step 3:
Use the hose if you have access to one, I didn't so I used a cup of water and pour it on to wash the degreaser out. Use some paper towels to wipe off the gunk thats left over.

Step 4:
Put a new plastic bag in there and then spray away with the WD-40. Get all the pivot points really well.

Another quick DIY in about 20 minutes time!



Now I need to wash my car!
 

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i have the same problem. I WD40'd the shyt out of the cable from where the latch is under the steering wheel, didnt do anything, WD40'd the latch and everything. I might try this... as soon as the weather stops sucking. Then relocate it.
 

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UponHaste on Oct/20/08 said:
i have the same problem. I WD40'd the shyt out of the cable from where the latch is under the steering wheel, didnt do anything, WD40'd the latch and everything. I might try this... as soon as the weather stops sucking. Then relocate it.
weather won't stop sucking till next summer!

Good writeup! I did this to mine a while back...really helped!
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wow awesome im kinda having taht problem everytime i close my hood and I dont wanna slam it really hard to get it to stay down. I am gonna do this on my teg when i get a chance thanks for the write up.
 
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