Q: Hood won't close

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Once the hood is opened, it won't close correctly.

Hello. If the hood latch won’t close, then the latch, cable, and hood release handle need to be inspected. The cable and handle must be checked to be sure they operate freely and return to the latch position. The latch needs to be inspected to see if it locks and that it is tightly mounted to the radiator core support. Once all that has been inspected, a repair can then be recommended.

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