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Old 09-07-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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I can't get the hood to latch.

I was having an issue with getting the hood open. I finally did and lubed the crap out of the mechanisms, but now I can't get it to latch closed. The latch pin looks straight and is tight. All the mechanisms seem to move freely. Of course, you can't see a darn thing in there with the hood down.

I removed the rubber stops from the posts and with the hood down as far as I can get it, neither post is touching the hood.

Any ideas?
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Instead of lowering the hood try putting the shaft of a philips screwdiver in the latch. That way you should be able to see what'* wrong.
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Also, check to be sure that the latch isn't already in the latched position.
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