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#553242 - 11/01/19 04:06 PM Re: Shake, rattle and moan [Re: SALMO]
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Registered: 15/08/17
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Loc: Mercia, UK
Hi Everyone,

Bit of an update.......

By the use of a quantity of various washers, leather and neoprene strips,and nut tightening I have eradicated many if not most of the rattles.

The rear hood frame latches were a major issue in that they never properly latched allowing the component parts to rattle against each other. So I obtained and fitted a couple of replacements. It was very noticeable the springs have been upgraded, larger diameter and thicker gauge wire, giving a much greater pressure on the sliding part of the latch.

The old latches had considerable damage in the receptor hole at the 1pm position and I can only conclude the weak springs enabled the male prong part of the mechanism to "shake rattle and moan" to the point they were useless.

I now look forward to being out again.

Hope this helps.

Incidentally my car was built at the end of 2006

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Geof
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70th Anniversary 4/4 (Duratec 1.8), model 1995

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#560123 - 15/02/19 10:53 PM Re: Shake, rattle and moan [Re: SALMO]
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Registered: 15/08/17
Posts: 130
Loc: Mercia, UK
Hi Everyone,

Just a couple of piccies relating to the hood latches showing the of damage they had suffered and also the later springs that are so very much stronger

If anyone has a similar problem I have some idiot notes to help with the replacement fitting. But it's not a hard job to do providing your fingers are it like cows udders.

New fitting



Pristine



Nackered
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