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Hood wont catch on the main latch on my 1998 montana

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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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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

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

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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.

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