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Laguna 1 - bonnet catch/release problems
Firstly hello to you all, I've only just joined and am really hoping someone here is an expert on the bonnet catch and release mechanism for the '96 Laguna! Obscure I know, but I'm in a real fix. The MOT has expired, but the garage won't even test it because the bonnet is not closing properly and I've had to secure it with some steel cable. I've had the problem for a while, and I can't work out what's wrong - all 3 catches seem to be moving freely, and springing back correctly, but the bonnet simply will not lock down. It's held from lifting right up because it still catches on the hook of the central catch, but is not locked in place if that makes any sense. Also, the bonnet release lever has never worked well and seems to have seized altogether now, which I'm thinking is almost certainly related, but without knowing how the linkages work, I don't want to go in there hammer and tong and make things worse!
If anyone has any useful tips about what to look for, I'd be really grateful!
Currently in Selcal77's garage:
1996 Renault Laguna 2.0RT