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post #1126 of (permalink) Old 11th January 2014
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Re: Renault Clio 2 - Bonnet Catch Disaster

I haven't read all 225 pages of this thread but I experienced a 'near' bonnet catch incident when working on my son's 04 1.2 Expression. Having completed some under-bonnet work, I closed the bonnet and it appeared to 'catch' shut. I was about to test drive it and the bonnet popped up.

The chassis-mounted catch had not closed sufficiently to hold the bonnet down properly. Not difficult to fix, a good clean then WD40 did the trick.

I would urge everyone, the next time they are under the bonnet, clean and lubricate the catch and make sure it closes correctly. Give the bonnet a tug to check.
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