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Hood not sitting snug.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mn.cadena, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    mn.cadena

    mn.cadena [OP] Active Member

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    I have an 01 Xtra Cab that I purchased used. When I bought it there was an issue with the hood not sitting snug (catching the 2nd latch that locks it down) along with the release in the cab not retracting back toward the dash board and sitting there loose. The dealer “fixed” this and it worked fine. I have opened and closed the hood since then without any problems. Today I had to switch out my headlight bulbs and when I went to close it, the same problem happened as when I first purchased it. Is this an easy fix or something that I will need to take to the dealer or body shop to fix? I am not the most handy mechanically, but I am not mechanically retarded either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    mn.cadena

    mn.cadena [OP] Active Member

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    No ideas?
     
  3. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    glwood6

    glwood6 Well-Known Member

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    Do the sides all line up?

    Any photos of the issue?
     
  4. Feb 26, 2009 at 4:11 AM
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    mn.cadena

    mn.cadena [OP] Active Member

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    The problem was the cable was not retracting. I used a screwdriver and moved the cable over at the latch. This sinched it up inside the cab so the release sat flush with the dashboard console. The hood closed catching both latches after this.
     
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