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A spring came off and now the hood will not stay closed cant figure out how to put the spring back on

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You will need a mechanic to put the spring back on as it is brute force that does the trick.
Running a rope through the end - and having an elephant back up and stretch it on the hood is close to what needs to be done. Let a pro do it as this can be injury dangerous.
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