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Sticky hood latch

Lucy latchSometimes the latch mechanism that holds a hood down can get sticky, not allowing it to close all the way.

The easy fix is to use a screw driver to activate each of the two springs while dropping a few drips of oil where the metal moves. It's also a good idea to lubricate each end of the control cable.

Open and close the hood several times to let the oil work its way back into the grooves.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I recognize that car. Thanks Mark
Comment by Maggie Fri Mar 20 09:30:16 2009
Mark says "You're welcome." :-)
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