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Old 08-17-2019, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default So...my hood wont open?

So the openhood latch under the dash is not engaging with hood unlocking mechanism in the engine compartment. Have no idea why and trying to figure this out without braking something. Anybody ever have this happen to them? cheers
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: So...my hood wont open?

Have someone press down on your hood as you go inside the cab and pull the latch again. This is the only way I can do it lately. While itís open, hit it with some white lithium grease or something


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Old 08-17-2019, 02:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: So...my hood wont open?

I was able to get my grill cover off and then push on the release from the bottom with a screw driver. Just seems sticky and maybe a new cable would help. wack.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:37 AM   #4
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Default Re: So...my hood wont open?

Spray it liberally with wd40. Helped a ton for me. If that doesn't work get a cable lubricator. I doubt you need a new cable.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:25 AM   #5
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Default Re: So...my hood wont open?

Several ideas here: https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...highlight=hood
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:06 PM   #6
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Spray it liberally with wd40. Helped a ton for me. If that doesn't work get a cable lubricator. I doubt you need a new cable.
WD is a good start for loosening but it doesnít leave enough lube behind. After the WD follow up with silicone spray or some other lubricant that will stay around.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: So...my hood wont open?

Check for the pin showing wear.

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Over time my 2004 hood latch cable became harder and harder to pull to the point that I worried about something breaking. I routinely lube those and other parts. Extra lube didn't help. Inspection showed that the pin had a worn flat spot. I rotated the pin 1/2 turn looser and everything went back to working properly.

My guess is getting off the flat spot was more help than was the 1/2 turn looser.

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