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Old 01-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Hood released unexpectedly

Has this ever happened to anyone?

Was driving in Manhattan today, and if you're anywhere in the Northeast you know the kind of winds that are out there right now. Was driving along at about 40-45, and noticed my hood start to vibrate. Then all of a sudden, my hood latch opened and my hood opened that to that first stop as if you had pulled the handle under the dash. I cut the wheel and blinker on the shoulder, hop out, and as I look at the hood, the latch was about to let go completely and let my hood raise up.

I swear I did not hit the release latch. Anyone have ANY idea what the hell happened?
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Latch is probably dirty and stuck and didnt actually "latch" last time you were in the engine bay.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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happened to me once
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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same here happened in one of my old cars, but the hood actually came all the way back. for some reason the safety latch didn't catch and up it went. So now I make sure to clean and oil them whenever I can.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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This past Saturday I was writing down some wiring information and when I thought the hood had completely shut it wasn't and i didn't notice till I was driving down the road and saw the hood lifting up, maybe you had it open earlier and thought it was shut the whole way?
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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Happened to me earlier this winter...all the gunk applied by the previous owner to keep the mechanism lubricated had gunked up into a thick paste...especially in -35C weather!!!!

I sprayed it with penetrating oil, let it sit for a couple hours, then cleaned it up with a small screwdriver before re-greasing it with lithium. It works tip top now.
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