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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:39 pm 
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So when I was trying to pop the hood of my 89 swift today I pulled that latch that pops the hood, and it just broke right off? does anyone know where I can get another latch that pops the hood?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:07 pm 
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You may be able to pull the cable with a pliers to get the hood open.
Depends on how much of a purist you are, but I would suggest
lubing the whole assembly and the cable, making sure it's properly
adjusted (under the hood) and JB weld/or other to modify/repair
the release lever in the cockpit. Or good luck on finding your part.
Maybe someone here has one they want to let go.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:09 pm 
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I wouldn't worry about it the 1989 suzuki swift had a recall notice the hood has a tendace to come open by them self at high speed
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:22 pm 
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LOL did that carry over to the 89 Sprint? mine came open at about 120km/h at night, and popped inside out as it destroyed the windsheild. What a rush though! haha

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