How to close my hood?
June 30, 2006 5:59 PM Subscribe
I was topping off the windshield washer fluid on my 1999 Toyota Tercel. That was easy enough, but now the hood won't completely shut. It will catch on the very first latch, but will not completely shut. How do I make it shut on my own? And if I can't do that, will it be safe enough to drive (not on major highways) until then?
posted by BlzOfGlry to travel & transportation (16 answers total)
So far I have attempted to use WD-40 on the latch mechanism, but that hasn't shown any effect. This happened once before, and it magically closed perfectly the next morning - is this a factor of the car now being hot? Should I wait for it to cool off and try again?
Any advice would be very much apppreciated. I have plenty of Canada Day driving to do... the beech *needs* me tomorrow!