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Jake, Nissan Technician
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Hood latch won't catch to shut hood tightly, No, 2013

Customer Question

Hood latch won't catch to shut hood tightly
JA: Do you hear a thunk when you pull the lever?
Customer: No
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2013 xterra
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. We have just sprayed wd40 and flipped the switch a few times. Nothing.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No. I just opened the hood to fill the washer bottle and when I closed the hood it wouldn't close tightly.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

what do you mean it won't close tightly?

is there a gap? it won't fully close?

Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

make sure you didn't leave anything under the hood. I have seen many people leave the lids to their containers on the radiator supports and strut supports which prevents the hood from closing.

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