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How do you get to the hood latch on a 99 Honda Civic to repair or replace it if it is not catching?

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2015-07-15 21:11:46
2015-07-15 21:11:46

my hood latch did the same thing, and i found the only way to make it catch is by manually pushing the hood release button BACK IN before closing the hood and then it seems to work fine

If you have to manually push the release back in to operate the mechanism, you have one of two problems. The spring on the hood latch is broken or the hood latch or release cable is corroded and sticky. Locate the hood latch near the radiator and spray it liberally with a penetrating lubricant, visually check to see if the return spring is broken. If the spring is good and the lubricant doesn't fix the problem you will need to replace the cable, which looks much like the brake cables on a bicycle.

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