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Old 08-12-2021, 11:45 PM   #1
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Question 240 hood wont open

Hello once again. I've got a 92 240 wagon. I started to close the hood and the hinges bent. The hood doesn't look like it's bent but after I closed it only the first latch releases. I took the grill out when I had it open...... so I have some access but I cant get the other pin with the spring around it to release.

Does anyone know how to get it to release?

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Old 08-13-2021, 10:09 AM   #2
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Thumbs down Hood latch pin

After researching the Bentley's manual I see that what is not releasing is called the "hood latch pin". But it doesn't tell me how to get it to release.
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:40 AM   #3
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Pry it over with a big screwdriver while someone pulls the release lever.
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Old 08-13-2021, 11:32 AM   #4
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If all else fails and you can get hood open just a little, you can always take a 10 mm wrench and remove the bolts holding the lower section of the latch.
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Old 08-14-2021, 03:20 AM   #5
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After researching the Bentley's manual I see that what is not releasing is called the "hood latch pin". But it doesn't tell me how to get it to release.
In a situation like this, what has worked for me is:

a) push down on the hood
b) after nose of hood is down have helper pull and hold release lever
c) then pull up on hood

The only other option I can see is either what RWC or Nel suggested


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Old 08-14-2021, 08:24 AM   #6
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I started to close the hood and the hinges bent.
After you get it open, it'd be a good idea to oil the hinge points.
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Old 08-14-2021, 09:08 AM   #7
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Be thankful you removed the grille first.
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Old 08-14-2021, 02:42 PM   #8
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Tips for 740:

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900F...k_Hood_Release
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Old 08-14-2021, 09:40 PM   #9
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On mine I was able to reach up behind the bumper with a long flat nose and pry the steel bar that latches around the pin. Once it was open I swapped it with a new one from a later year and adjusted it.
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:02 AM   #10
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Just be sure when you fix it, that it is aligned correctly and double check it locks correctly…. I learned the hard way [IMG][/IMG]
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