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Old 10-10-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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hood release veeeeeeeery tight.

hey guys. why is my hood releaase so damn tight, i lubed uip all the new cable, spent 2 hours trying to figure it out. my hood will pop only when someone is pushing down on it...why?!?! please help guys, thanks in advance!
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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hood springs are ok? attached?

does the release handle (at the hood) move ok..? clean lube.
lock/latch assembly: lube it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:09 PM   #3
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sounds like the actual latch mechanism is fubared, you better change those before your hood gets stuck like mine did and wont open at all !!
just call the dealer, you'd be surprised how much those latches are ( i think i paid like about 60 bux for them both..pretty cheap i would say..)

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