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post #81 of (permalink) Old 26th April 2006
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The problem is with the metal and plastic safety catches. The plastic ones because they are weak and the metal ones because the safety catch seizes up and gets stuck in the bonnet-open position. This effects ALL the mk2 Clios but mainly the ph1s as they are older. The problem does lie with lack of lubrication in the catch on the bonnet. The catch on the bonnet should move freely back and the spring should push it forward if it doesnt your safety catch isnt working. However the catch on the car needs lubrication aswel as this can jam causing the bonnet to be sticky or not to shut. I must admit I havnt seen a plastic one on any of the Clios I have owned.
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