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Old 06 Apr 2010, 11:11 am
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Default 1992 civic hatch hood stuck closed

My civic hood is stuck closed and I can't figure out how to open it. The lever is broken but when I pull on the wire that is still connected to the latch and after I took off the splash guard underneath I could see the bottom part of the latch move when the wire was pulled. It moves until it clicks - which I am assuming means the lever hits the metal and should release the spring loaded part that catches and holds the metal loop on the hood down. But it doesn't release. Not with someone jiggling it up and down. Not with the fonz fist hit over the latch. Not with anything so far. I don't know what is going on in there but I am suspecting some sand and serious gumming up of the works . I have no idea what to do/ how to clean it out without opening it first. I tried spraying some PB blaster into the mechanism from below but I don't think a lot is getting in there. It was kind of a pain before but I lubed it up real good and it was ok. I forgot to open it for a while and over the winter and now - stuck stuck stuck and stuck some more. Help! Please! I need to change the oil and I have a long drive coming up too...
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Old 06 Apr 2010, 12:16 pm
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Default Re: [B]1992 civic hatch hood stuck[/B]

just got off the phone with the dealer and he said to have someone pull on the lever (or wire) and to tap tap tap over the mechanism for a few minutes and the latch will open...

gonna try it...fingers crossed
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 10:18 pm
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Default Re: [B]1992 civic hatch hood stuck[/B]

still still!
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