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ctnsupra1 12-28-2009 09:23 AM

Hood Won't Close
 
My driver's side hood latch isn't catching on the bar and won't close all the way. If I push down I can hear and feel it engage but then when I left off pressure I hear the latch release and voila, the hood stays popped open. I'm afraid I'll have it fly back up on my communte home (50 miles, all interstate) so I'm looking for a fix ASAP.

Also I did spray it down with PB Blaster and Deep Creep so nothing is sticking.

havensov 12-28-2009 10:04 AM

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You say its not sticking... but are you sure and have you checked the whole hood latch assembly. Mine sticks at the bellcrank. Try to move it with a screw driver and make sure that its all the way released.

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ctnsupra1 12-28-2009 11:27 AM

I'm sure it's not sticking. The bellcrank and both latches have been oiled down and are operating smoothly and don't bind. I've closed the latch with a screwdriver and the amount of force needed to open the latch is minimal.

wicked xj 12-28-2009 11:45 AM

jus happened on my gfs 92 i jus put new latches on from the junk yard

ctnsupra1 12-28-2009 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by wicked xj (Post 371109)
jus happened on my gfs 92 i jus put new latches on from the junk yard


Yeah that's what I'm thinking I'll have to do. That or go straight to some Mr. Gasket locking hood pins...

cherokee104 06-24-2012 11:56 PM

My prblem is the right latch not the driver the driver closes fine but the passenger latch doesnt.In order for it to close i have to raise my hood very high and let it fall in order for it to work.any clue on what it could be:help:

Blkjck77 06-26-2012 06:13 PM

I have that issue at times..found out the cable was sticking...when I pulled the hood release in the cab, it wouldnt spring back..so, when I went to close the hood it wouldnt "stick"..it would appear down till I hit a bump and it would pop up (hell of a way to find out haha) so now I always pull the release and then manually push it back in and it latches..

AdamG8GXP 07-18-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Blkjck77 (Post 1859840)
I have that issue at times..found out the cable was sticking...when I pulled the hood release in the cab, it wouldnt spring back..so, when I went to close the hood it wouldnt "stick"..it would appear down till I hit a bump and it would pop up (hell of a way to find out haha) so now I always pull the release and then manually push it back in and it latches..

That's exactly what I need to do to close my hood.

RTorrez1 07-18-2012 02:27 PM

I had the same problem and I found that the hoop that the latch catches on was bent down just a bit. All I did was bend it back up and it took care of the problem.

Joecam18 03-11-2014 07:47 PM

bump

RTorrez1 03-11-2014 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Joecam18 (Post 2801335)
bump

WHY???
It's a 2 year old post why bump it now? I think he may have fixed it already...
Also if you need help say something and don't hope that someone knows your problem.

Joecam18 03-11-2014 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by RTorrez1 (Post 2801497)
WHY???
It's a 2 year old post why bump it now? I think he may have fixed it already...
Also if you need help say something and don't hope that someone knows your problem.

Lol not bumping for his sake, but for my own. Having the same problem. Didnt want to get in trouble for starting a new thread. Think im just going to have to replace the latch


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