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2002 Nissan Pathfinder Hood catch is loose in hood, how can I fix it?

The hood catch that hangs down from the front edge of the hood is loose. The piece that the catch part is on, inside the front of the HOOD, is loose. This makes it very difficult to get it to latch closed. I can find no way to tighten it in place. There's no screws, nuts, bolts, pins, or anything visible. I've already raised the Latch with cable pull that's mounted on the front of the radiator frame as high as it will go. I just bought this thing too. Somebody has tried adjusting the hood by loosening the mounting bolts up by the windshield but its still lined up right. To get it to latch shut I have to really put some force in a short slam and hold it down to prevent rebound. I HATE having to use so much force but its the only way to get it to latch. I was a machinist for over 25 years and have never seen anything like this before. How is that catch supposed to be kept in place?

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From where the release for the steering wheel is, move your hand left and down along the dash, the latch is there with a picture of the car with hood open on it, pull that latch towards you and the hood is opened.

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SOURCE: I think the hood latch cable on my 2001 Pathfinder

if you have the hood latch that is next to the fuel latch then all you have to do is look up under where the cable is and see if it is broken there or at the hood latch. If it is there then just pull back to the rear of the suv with a pair if piers slowly that should open your hood. Then go and get a new
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try to get under the car with a flash light and see if you can see the latch. if you can, try to locate the cable from the latch and grab it with some pliers and pull to release.

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The latch is located close to the center of the hood, slightly on the driver's side. Push it up.

Posted on Aug 12, 2011

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