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Old December 9th, 2017, 02:35 AM
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Defender Hood not popping up

Having problems with the hood not popping up when I pull the release, somtimes it does..sometimes not. Greased up the release mechanism, checked the spring on the hood..no idea if i should mess with that, I see theres a lock nut and the possiblilty to turn the shaft but..compress the spring??
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Old December 9th, 2017, 06:56 AM
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I had the same problem when I bought my D90. I took the spring mechanism off and cleaned the gunk of of it and lubed it. Then made sure the pin went into the latch on center so the side of the pin was not contacting the latch plate. Finally, make sure your release cable is pulling the latch open enough to fully release the post. Good luck.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 07:25 AM
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Not a fan of grease as it catches dirt, turning into a nasty paste.
Clear all the gunk off the catch with copious amounts of silicon spray( confess I accidentally used brake cleaner last time) them when clean use silicon lubricanting spray


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Old December 9th, 2017, 08:38 AM
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99% of the time this is more an alignment problem than a lubrication problem. Ensure the pin is completely centered in the latch. Do not attempt to use the pin to align the hood (people actually do this and then wonder why the hood won't open). Also, ensure the hood level adjusters on each side of the latch are properly adjusted.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 12:17 PM
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I'll clean and lube it today and check for alignment . Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old December 10th, 2017, 10:26 PM
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If you never removed the hood and/or messed with any other parts mentioned above and the problem just appeared and cleaning/lubrication doesn't help, your release cable may be too worn/stretched and corroded/gunked up inside. Get a new one - they're cheap and relatively easy to replace.
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Old December 11th, 2017, 01:29 AM
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If you never removed the hood and/or messed with any other parts mentioned above and the problem just appeared and cleaning/lubrication doesn't help, your release cable may be too worn/stretched and corroded/gunked up inside. Get a new one - they're cheap and relatively easy to replace.
According to the VIN it was originally a right hand drive 110, the previous owner said he had it converted around 2003 so Im guessing the whole front end was apart thus the hood not working right
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