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How to fix a broken hood latch on a 98 jeep cherokee? I have a loose or broken latch on my 98 cherokee's hood, the pass side secure but the driver side dosent latch down all the way and floats up and down with the air flow during driving. I am interested in know if their is a repair kit for it or if I needed to just replace the entire linkage and unit..

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First, take a good look at it and find out what isn't working. Often they just get rusted and sluggish. Use wd40 or other solvent and work the mechanism to free it up. If that does not work, you usually can get the assembly very cheaply at an auto salvage yard.
Also make sure the rubber bumper stops are properly adjusted they tend to wear and flatten and will allow the hood to flutter if that happens. The bumper screws up and down to adjust.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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