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Toyota Corolla, 1997 CE. Hood latch has a spring which allows to lock the latch when hood is droped(by gravity). The spring is weak and has to be contracted by hand(using a pen). What is the name of the spring and where to get it?

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Try a foreign car salvage yard.

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