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My hood on 03 pontiac montana will not latch. everything involved with the latch seems to work. the hood stops are all the way down. nothing in the way. the bar just doesnt seem to go down into the latch far enough to activate it.

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You could try raising the latch up are you sure release handle inside car is pushed all the way back in?

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