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Bonnet catch issue- keeps releasing!
Topic Started: Mon Dec 4, 2017 11:52 pm (171 Views)
Praet0r
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Hi all,

As per the title. My car has just developed an issue, where the first stage of the bonnet catch will release, while out on the road!

It happened after I opened the bonnet on a cold day, to check/top up the engine oil. When I dropped the bonnet back onto the slam panel, it didn't close, so I had to do it again... harder. That has never happened before (it always shut properly, up until that point). Every since then, I've had to pull over maybe 3 times, every journey, to slam it back down!

Is there an adjustment that can be done, to make the catch lever/hook thing "bite" better? Or is there something else that can be done?

Spec: 1988 2.0 auto

Thanks,
Mike
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Grease the mechanism to see if that helps
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stwat
Tue Dec 5, 2017 12:19 am
Grease the mechanism to see if that helps
I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks.
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Praet0r
Tue Dec 5, 2017 1:10 am
stwat
Tue Dec 5, 2017 12:19 am
Grease the mechanism to see if that helps
I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks.
If that doesn't help PM me as I'm breaking a 190 so can sent you the parts
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Exactly as Stu says, grease it. Maybe oil or first if itís very dry. Work the cable a while with the bonnet open to make sure the mechanism is thoroughly lubed.The prime cause of errant bonnets is lack of grease.
Remember the Clio bonnets a few years back? Itís ajob that gets forgotten!
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Hello folks, I've used 3-in-1 oil on the mechanism. We'll see how that goes!

Although, it still didn't shut properly, first time...
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Let the oil take effect. Donít forget to grease it. The oil will dry up over time.
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