Help!! I use my simo nordic cruiser all the time!! The latch on the hood broke off of the right side and now it no longer stays in one spot. It seems that the left latch cannot hold the weight of the hood with just itself. It is the lever that you can adjust when you want to put the hood forward or backward. The latch folds out for you to move the hood where you want it and then you can push it tight to make the hood stay in place. What should I do???
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Re: broken hood on nordic cruiser
It appears that Simo have gone out of business, and their partner company Bertini is not supporting simo strollers, so I don't think you'll get much joy from them.
Best I can think of is to take the stroller to any reasonable machine shop, and get them to make a replacement for the broken part from an appropriate material- it is probably the same or a mirror image of the one on the other side. This shouldn't cost too much, but ask first.
A quick solution would be to fix an adlustable strap to the hood, going forwards and backwards from the front near the centre. This strap could then be attached to the handle and to the other end behind the hood. ( best way is a buckle stiched to the hood near the open edge, with one continuous strap running from a loop round the handle, through the buckle, then down to a piece of strong elastic attached to just below the base of the hood at the back. A bit of experimenting with the tension on the elastic should get this working quick enough). This may not be an ideal solution, but it may be easiest and cheapest.
Hope this helps, if you need to find a machine shop near you then please give a general area and I can see if i can find you one :)
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If the handle broke you can grab the cord with a pair of pliers or vice grips and pull the cord. If it broke under the hood then you will have to see if you can see the latch under the hood then maybe with a screwdriver you might be able to pry the latch to the side and the hood should pop up. Let me know if it was the right information that I have provided.
Remove the turn signal from the Drivers Side and push a long screwdriver into the spot until you trigger the latch, this is a tedious chore at best but sooner or later you will trip the latch and the hood will open, then pull the cross over cable and unlatch the hood. Please replace the opening cables, both of them and build an EMERGENCY HOOD CABLE and run it down until you can reach it from the outside, under the car. GOOD LUCK!!!!
The latch is probably just needing lubrication. In cold weather, try using a small amount of kerosene or diesel fuel (NOT NOT NOT gasoline) on the latch mechanism and drip some on the actuator cable too. Then before you close the hood, "work" the latch and cable several times to spread the lubrication and free up any parts that might have had corrosion on them.
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if the cable is not broken then pull the release then take the side of your fist and pound on the hood starting towards the top drivers side and slowly move towards the latch try it a few times i have to do this every single time on my blazer
cable is a little worn,but what you can do is open the hood.on each side or the core support,its the long piece that is above the radiator are 2 black rubber hood stops,you can try bringing them up a little at a time(3/4-1 turn)equally as this will put more pressure on the hood and should pop right open.It may take mor ore less than the turns I said,also lube the hood latch with some good lube not WD-40 hope it works have a good day DB
Can you possibly take a picture of another nut on the carriage that matches the one you lost? If so I can probably guide you better.
I don't know where you live but try taking the stroller into a hardware store that has a large selection of both Metric and English hardware. Threads sizes are all standardized and so are the nuts. But there are just different styles to pick from. You might be able to find the right thread size but he nut won't quite look like the original. And the question is does it matter? Look for a self locking nut also. One that has a "nylon" insert often called "Ny-loks". Keeps the nut from coming off. Get the right size you might want to replace all of them.
Sounds like the plastic liners that hold the wheel either on or together have worn out. They make hundreds of different style wheels. You can try going to any baby supply store that has replacement wheels that have the "same" mounting configuration and see if you can get new ones. You might need to replace all the wheels and they may look different but at least you'll almost have a new stroller that doesn't wobble.
replacement parts LINK: http://www.gracobaby.com/store/order/default.asp?N=10418+10413+10421&Ne=11
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