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How to Open Your Car Hood
You may own your vehicle for some time before you ever need to open the hood and look underneath. But at some point, you will need to access this area, sometimes...
Is it Safe to Drive With the Hood Open?
The hood of your vehicle covers the engine and is kept down by a latch. The hood can be opened by a latch on the interior of the vehicle, right below the...
How Long Does a Hood Lift Support Shock Last?
There are a number of instances where you will have to get under the hood of your car. Whether it is to do a visual inspection or to find out what...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Hood Lift Support Shocks
If the hood suddenly or gradually closes on its own or it doesn't feel as stable, you may need to replace its lift support shocks.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Heat Shield
Common signs include a burning smell, a hood that is hot to the touch, scraping noises, and melted parts under the hood.
How Long Does a Heat Shield Last?
The heat that is produced by the exhaust system of an engine is much higher than most people realize. With all of the vital and sensitive components that are on your engine,...
What Does the Hood Open Warning Light Mean?
The hood open warning light lets you know when your car hood is not closed properly.
How to Replace Hood Support Struts
The hood struts, or lift support, support your vehicle's hood while you access the engine compartment. A failed strut is a safety concern.
How to Buy a Good Quality Hood Protector
Hood protectors go by several different names. You might call it a wind deflector, a bug deflector or a hood deflector. They all boil down to the same thing. It’s...

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I replace the hood of my 2009 Chevy Impala with the hood of a 2007 Chevy Impala
Yes. The reference I checked, says that 2006-2013 will work.
hood safety latch won't open
Hello there, this is not an uncommon occurrence as vehicles age and the hood has been opened many times. The cable can become weak at the hood latch, or the pull tab on the hood latch has become disconnected and...
Why wont my hood close all the way?
Hello there. A hood that doesn't shut all the way is a common occurrence. In this scenario, the most likely cause of the hood not shutting is something being in the way of the closing mechanism, a hood latch assembly...
Battery replaced, but car still dies
This is definitely an intermittent issue which makes it a bit harder to diagnose. The most likely cause would be a wiring issue, ignition switch, ECU failure, or a battery cable issue. I would recommend having a qualified technician, such...
smashed bumper in front and hood alittle.
Have you noticed any symptoms so far while driving it? It could be unsafe depending on how severe it is, but I would really have to visually see it and check under the hood to make the call. You can...
Using a power washer under your hood is not necessarily a good idea. The pressure behind the water can easily force it into wiring connectors or electrical components, and can cause corrosion and failure of these connectors and components. You...
Noises during startup, cannot restart - 1998 Isuzu Amigo
Hello. From the symptoms you describe, it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing some sort of mechanical issue. If you noticed a reduction in power along with the sound, then it may be possible that there is an internal...
How would I open my car hood when I foget the keys and the car is totally locked
You cannot open the hood as easily as opening the door using a locksmith. If the cable broke and you need to get in, then a mechanic would have to raise the vehicle and get to the latch for you....
Hood Open light comes on while driving
You may have a faulty hood switch on your 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500. This switch is responsible for letting the driver know if the hood is open. It is possible that the vehicle is programmed to only show the open hood...
Smoke from the hood - 1996 Ford Mustang
Hello there. You will need to see if the engine valve covers are leaking oil and running back on the exhaust or if the transmission is leaking oil onto the exhaust near the dipstick tube where it goes in the...
A smell is Coming from the hood of my car
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2005 Ford Focus. Without additional detail this may be difficult to diagnose without physically inspecting the car. There are a number of smells that could come from the car, combined with smoke...
Replace crumpled hood
It looks like it should work, since both the '72 and '73 are the same body style. If you're buying the hood online from an aftermarket supplier, I suggest you call them to confirm prior to ordering. If you're buying...
Squealing noise under the hood
Hello there. I would try to make sure you turn off your A/C before you shut off the vehicle each time to see if the squeal goes away. The A/C may be trying to come on too soon before the...
Hail damage repair
There should be 4 bolts (two on each side hinge) that hold the hood on your car. Unbolting these should get the hood off of the car. Be careful when doing this, as it can be an awkward job to...
Hood cable broke and hood won't open
Hello. There is a spring loaded latch that the cable pulls on so you should grab a flashlight and a screwdriver like the one you saw him use and look for where the spring is. The lever needs to be...
Advice on driving a car that has a hood without insulation
Sure. The insulation only serves two purposes. One is for sound insulation, so that it is quieter in the car and so there is not much engine noise. The other is heat insulation, to keep the heat from getting to...
Hood latch cable broken at the latch.
Hello. The only way is to get the vehicle up on a lift and using a long screw driver to prop the latch. Replace the cable once the hood is released.
Hood cannot be opened
Hey there. You may need to have another person check on the hood latch in the center front when pulling on the release. If it will not work, then the vehicle may need to be on a lift to access...
My battery died and my hood wouldnt open
If the hood will not open it is possible that the cable is broken that the lever is connected to. If this is the case, the trim around the hood lever would need to be removed and you would have...
Closing a hood
Hello. Some hoods will require the extra push to latch completely. The manual recommendation may not always work since you are talking about a mechanical latch that is no different to a door latch. If it will not latch for...

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