Mechanics

CHRYSLER CIRRUS CLICK PROBLEM

1998 Chrysler Cirrus

My hood won't close all the way, it goes down to where you reach under the hood and pull the latch but does not close ful
ly. When you pull the latch inside the door you can hear it click but it still don't close. Do I have to replace the latch?
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January 30, 2013.



I DON'T KNOW YOUR CAR

. BUT I'VE SEEN SIMILAR SITUATIONS WITH HOODS AND DOORS

ONE BEING MY NEIGHBOR REPEATEDLY SLAMMING HIS HATCHBACK ON THE OLE FORD EXPLODER

HE SLAMMED IT HARDER AND HARDER EACH TIMETILL HE CAUSED SOME REALLY GOOD DAMAGE!

INSTEAD OF INVESTIGATING IT GENTLY. OR ASKING FOR HELP. HE PLAYED IT LIKE."I NEED A BIGGER HAMMER"

WHEN I GOT OVER THERE, I FOUND THAT THE "LATCHING MECHANISM" WITH IS RELEASED BY THE HANDLE

AND RESEMBLES THE JAWS ON A BIG OLE STINK BUG OR BEETLE

WERE IN THE CLOSED POSITION. AS IF THEY HAD WRAPPED AROUND THE BAR AT THE BOTTOM. LIKE THEY SHOULD. WHEN YOU CLOSE IT

I SIMPLY HELD THE HANDLE IN THE "OPEN" POSITION

THEN FLICKED THE JAWS BACK INTO THE "OPEN POSITION"

NOW IT WOULD CLOSE DOWN---WRAP AROUND THE BAR----THEN CLICK INTO THE "CLOSED/ LATCHED" MODE. AWAITING TO BE OPENED BY THE HANDLE AGAIN

THE BEST PART WASHE BENT IT ALL UP---, NOW IT REQUIRED SOME STRAIGHTENING TO MAKE IT WORK RIGHT

NEEDLESS TO SAY, EARLIER, WHEN I GAZED OVER THERE, HIS TEENAGE GIRL, HAD BEEN STANDING THERE WITH THE HATCH UP----WITH HER BUDDIES

I FEEL SURE THAT ONE OF 'EM PLAYED WITH THE MECHANISM AND CLICKED THE JAWS SHUT WITH THEIR FINGERS

. SO, IF YOURS WORKS SIMILARHOLD THE RELEASE WHILE SOMEONE FLICKS THE MECHANISM INTO THE OPEN OR RECEPTIVE POSITION

HOW'D I DO?

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Jan 30, 2013.