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sriracha
07-23-2010, 06:00 PM
My hood latches but it won't fully close. I tried pulling back the wire but that doesn't seem to make any impact either. When I pull back the hood release from within the car, the spring still moves. Any thoughts? Time for a new latch? How much?

jznsn2u
07-23-2010, 06:08 PM
it wont lock when you slam it? did you hit something? usually when the hood doesnt close flush, somethings in the way - bent frame, tools in the way? check your local junkyard/salvaged yard/pick n pull for a new hoodlatch + cable. its an easy install.

a1r12j0rdan
07-23-2010, 06:09 PM
you have to push the actuall wiree towards the passenger side.. you really haveta get in there with a screwdriver.. but yea the latch could be broken if that doesnt work (i have the same problem everytime i open my hood i haveta do it)

sriracha
07-23-2010, 06:11 PM
it wont lock when you slam it? did you hit something? usually when the hood doesnt close flush, somethings in the way - bent frame, tools in the way? check your local junkyard/salvaged yard/pick n pull for a new hoodlatch + cable. its an easy install.

It won't lock. It was working previously but it just stopped one day. Does the hood latch have to be from an Integra specifically?

sriracha
07-23-2010, 06:12 PM
you have to push the actuall wiree towards the passenger side.. you really haveta get in there with a screwdriver.. but yea the latch could be broken if that doesnt work (i have the same problem everytime i open my hood i haveta do it)

I actually read from some places that it should be push toward the driver side. :/

a1r12j0rdan
07-23-2010, 06:32 PM
really.. mines a 94 idk if its different on the 97-01 models.. what year is yours?

sriracha
07-23-2010, 06:36 PM
really.. mines a 94 idk if its different on the 97-01 models.. what year is yours?

2000 but I'll try pushing it toward the passenger side too.

ixcocoyxi
07-23-2010, 06:36 PM
94-01 usdm models are all the same

BoostinTEG
07-23-2010, 06:54 PM
Samething happened with my teg, replaced the whole latching system.
got it off a car at the junkyard.
now works good as new.

sriracha
07-23-2010, 06:57 PM
Samething happened with my teg, replaced the whole latching system.
got it off a car at the junkyard.
now works good as new.

Just any old car or an Integra?

93DA/Mik
07-23-2010, 07:03 PM
if no recent damage to the front end than try cleaning the latch.
people lube them up with all sorts of crap that draw dirt in and they stop working.
take it to a parts washer or spray it with pb blaster than lube it back up with some white lythium grease.

The Panch
09-15-2010, 08:32 PM
OK I FOUND THIS THREAD BCUZ

i just did my 2001 conversion on my 94..and the hood wont close aswell.

it did before with the 94 hood which is the same right?

but the car WAS in an accident. could someone take pictures of their hood latch AND

The brackets that the hood bolts to


i know no one wants to remove their hood for me . but if you do. place the brackets flat down and take a pic. i know mine are way off so i wanna know where they are supposed to be.

so


Pic of latch
pic of brackets.


PLEASE and TY

trebolDC2
09-15-2010, 08:43 PM
Just spray some pb blaster on the latch and push the cable to the right and then close the hood * make sure the lever is not up when u close it

The Panch
09-15-2010, 08:48 PM
o.O im confused


more info tho


the passenger side sits pretty flush its the driver thats popping up.


where the brackets are its pretty even...but when u go down the line the driver side stays popped up


No nothing is blocking.

the car was hit from the passenger fender/front


the old hood would bend at top driver side, even time i propped it up

this one doesnt cuz i bent the bracket to what i think is right.

trebolDC2
09-15-2010, 08:51 PM
oh ok then u need to have ur teg checkd at a body shop to c if the frame didnt get bend

The Panch
09-15-2010, 08:57 PM
but like i said this one doesnt.


the bumpers and fenders line up


i do have fram damage but i got everything to line up

so the hood should lay on top just fine

can i get a pic of your latch?

trebolDC2
09-15-2010, 08:59 PM
then take it to a body shop so they could check if the frame is not bend

trebolDC2
09-15-2010, 09:00 PM
ok...my computer tweaking lol here or txt message

The Panch
09-15-2010, 09:03 PM
..like i said...i KNOW its bent.

i dont wanna be difficult. but i dont think the hood has anything to do with frame if the bumper and fenders line up
i could just bend the brackets to match

but i wanna see if my LATCH was damaged cuz obviously the hood was LATCHED when it was hit. And i know for a fact the loop on the old hood was indeed bent.

The Panch
09-15-2010, 09:30 PM
does your latch look JUST like this? or is something even justa little out of place
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy256/Valtrino/0915172516.jpg


OLD hood loop..latched perfect
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy256/Valtrino/0915172338_01.jpg

new one is straight

The Panch
09-15-2010, 09:56 PM
These r the brackets i speak of


first one...nearly touches the bolt..butdoesnt
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy256/Valtrino/latch.jpg



SEcond..not even close to that bolt

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy256/Valtrino/latch2.jpg

The Panch
09-15-2010, 09:57 PM
i know im double posting a lot..but idc

So which is wrong and whats teh corrective action


edit: the one far away from bolt is passenger side (side that got hit

and the other is driver

The Panch
09-15-2010, 10:48 PM
Bump

ghost1776
09-15-2010, 11:08 PM
I have this problem with my teg as well (but my hood is not damaged) i used some pb blaster and used a flat head to push the wire and green gromet to the left after i did this it closed fully, every once in a while it sticks and i have to repeat this process. If your hood has been damaged there could be alignment issues that you might not be able to fix on your on i advise a new or used hood with a new latch assembly to make sure those components are str8. good luck

The Panch
09-16-2010, 12:03 AM
i have a new hood. and actually


I GOT SUPER FRUSTRADED AND SLAMMED IT!!


it closed =]]]]