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> Engine Lid Pops Open, ....any bump
7TPorsh
post Jun 19 2017, 10:21 AM
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I took my engine lid off to work on the car and bend the mounting tabs slightly to align the lid. Now reinstalled....the metal rod that latches on the lock/latch is barely long enough to engage.

Lid closes and locks but any little thing pops it open with the latch still closed. The engaging L shaped rod is not long enough.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is the solution putting washers under the lock to bring it away from the wall?
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post Jun 19 2017, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE(7TPorsh @ Jun 19 2017, 09:21 AM) *
I took my engine lid off to work on the car and bend the mounting tabs slightly to align the lid. Now reinstalled....the metal rod that latches on the lock/latch is barely long enough to engage.
Lid closes and locks but any little thing pops it open with the latch still closed. The engaging L shaped rod is not long enough.
Has anyone else had this problem? Is the solution putting washers under the lock to bring it away from the wall?

The L shaped piece is adjustable as is the locking part on the rear trunk.
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post Jun 19 2017, 10:24 AM
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Undo the nut and lengthen the rod.
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post Jun 19 2017, 11:31 AM
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I had the same problem; mine was that the part that goes into the latch wans't long enough.

I fixed it with a simple solution: take a longer correct-sized bolt (6mm threads I think?) with an unthreaded shank, cut off the hex head, use some light heat and bend in a vice to a 90-degree angle, and then trim and grind the ends off to desired length. Unthreaded part fits into the latch, of course.

No more popping out on hard bumps. Wife is no longer entertained.
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post Jun 19 2017, 02:43 PM
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Shim the latch assembly out with a couple of washers and longer mounting bolts, but it sounds like your whole lid might be too far forward
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post Jun 19 2017, 03:12 PM
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On my car, it was as simple as the "L" shaped piece coming loose over time. Just a slight turn of the piece to fit accurately into the latch, then tightening the nut that holds the "L" and it hasn't popped open since.
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post Jun 19 2017, 05:20 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) That was the cause of mine! The L-shaped brackets on the firewall had cracked at the corner of the L, and were sagging. It was enough that the bolt didn't engage the latch that well.

Some welding and the brackets were fine. (Had a buddy reinforce them as well as repairing them.) No more engine lid popping open.

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