I have a 96 lincoln mark 8 and i cannot close the hood. It seems that
the mechanism to close it after it hooks will not push down. It is
hard to describe. Can anybody point me to a online reference or have a
So the hood latches closed but then you push it down so it stays
closes all the way. It latches fine but it does not stay down when you
push it down so it is always staying open. We tried pulling the
release inside the car and pushing it down and other combinations but
the thing will not close all the way. I ask again more clearly,
anybody have this issue? It seems maybe the push down spring mechanism
is messed up.
Spray the hood final release mechanism (between the headlights) with
white lube or silicone spray WHILE working the latch release back &
forth, maybe even let the spring load 'snap' it to a return position.
That should free the release so the hood will fully latch. Dont baby
the hood; get it past the gas lift support point, and just drop it.
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