Bonnet catch

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by wd40, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. wd40

    wd40 New Member

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    As I was on my way home today (on the motorway) I noticed that the passenger side of my bonnet/hood was bouncing up and down a little.

    When I stopped it was indeed out of the latch/catch on one side, which was rectified with a good push down.

    I remembered that when I was looking at the car before I bought it, that it was a little difficult to get that side to shut properly - it needed a good slam.

    Are the catches adjustable in any way, I know I shut it securely last time I had the bonnet open and it was easy to notice it jiggling about, so it has happened recently.

    Thoughts appreciated - thanks
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    The catches stick. Just lube with oil and it should be fine.
     
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    wd40

    wd40 New Member

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    Just another thought....

    Was I in danger yesterday of the bonnet/hood actually coming open? I realise the other side catch was engaged and the centre one.
     
  4. lofty

    lofty Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As far as I'm aware there is only the one central one, if you have doubts change it for a new unit but mark the location of the old one to assist re-fitting .
    MB advise that any ware in this unit and it should be replaced, well they would wouldn't they! But in this case i think it's sound advise.

    http://www.aclassinfo.co.uk/index.html :)

    I'm looking at the aclass I see you have a much posher model so my answer is possibly wrong.
     
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