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Old July 30th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Hood Won't latch

2001 WJ.

For some reason the hood will not fully latch, it will catch on the secondary one (that you pull with the lever to open it) but not the main one that keep it fully down.

It has enough travel, i even screwed in the leveling adjusters to make sure.

The latch does not seem to have any fore and aft play in it.

Is there a spring or latch mechanism in the primary that is connected to the interior pull that may be causing issues?
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Old July 30th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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is the release handle loose,if so open hood and look at latch.see the spring if their is a lever with the spring hooked to it is to the left.take a screw driver and push the lever to the right side of vechile and spray with lube
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Old July 30th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Lube fo sho, then wurk it around with the shaft of your tool. Once it be well lubricated try popping it in again
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Old July 30th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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Lube fo sho, then wurk it around with the shaft of your tool. Once it be well lubricated try popping it in again
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Had the same thing goin on with an XJ, took apart, cleaned and lubed, put back together and same prob. I ended up shortening that fat wire that goes from center bracket to latch on the side that wouldnt hook about an inch by bending a "Z" into it. Worked fine then.

Idk if your WJ has the exact same latch set up tho
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