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Hood wont catch on the main latch on my 1998 montana

Hood will not latch

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Hi JM, The catches do wear out and more likely the cables become frayed and do not allow the hood catch to return to the correct position for locking. Try pushing in the handle inside the car. If it work then have the cable replaced asap. If not , you may need to replace the catch mechanism Regards John

Posted on Feb 12, 2012

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SOURCE: hood latch for 1998 chevy blazer

have someone hold the hood latch inside the truck and use a long flathead screwdriver and pry up and down on the latch while yanking on the hood. took me an hour but it worked fine for me

Posted on May 17, 2009

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The solution clearly is to replace the release cable. Simple but unpleasant to do.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Hood latch on my 1999 F-150 won't lock and hold

The spring for the latch return could be broken,or the cable may need to be pushed back in at the handle.

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SOURCE: 1998 astro van secondary hood latch will not release

it can be unbolted,but it sounds like your primary latch could be giving you problems. have some one play with the hood release (pushing and pulling) while you release secondary latch and pull up on hood. if you get it open spray all moving parts with wd40.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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