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The main latch on my 2001 toyota highlander will not lock in place anyone have a remedy?

The mechanism will move down but springs back up, it will not lock in place

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    Brad Dec 27, 2013

    This is the main hood latch

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Check the release lever under the dash is fully retracted , pushed back in, help it back in , then try to close the hood.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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SOURCE: hood latch won't release

This has happened to me several times, this will take two people, but all you need to do is have one person pull the hood release, while person number 2 pushes down on the hood, and then pulls up...that ought to do the trick

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Try Super Heavy Duty Lock Tight and attach it to the fuel door. Make small hole to feed the end of spring into then glue it down tight.

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If you are using that much oil you either have a BIG leak or your BURNING oil through bad rings

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SOURCE: drivers front seat latch doesn't work 2001 beetle

its the cable from the handle to the seat mechanism that locks the seat in place. an easy fix with new cable from vw .i think its a dealer only part !

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SOURCE: 1992 toyota corolla hood does not latch closed

have you lubricated the mechanism? They all need it. Go to a salvage yard and get a used latch assembly. Keep it lubed.

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