Re: Hood hinge problem - HELP!

From: Gary Hedlin (
Date: Sat Nov 26 2011 - 12:23:55 EST

I got a set of hinges if you need them.


On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Chris Reck <> wrote:

> I had to replace my passenger-side hood spring hinge and now the hood won't
> close. The old hinge broke the weld on the non-pivot arm up at the hood.
> I put the new one on (and taking a hint from someone else... spray-painted
> the silver hinge a blue to better match the truck. Apparently I either
> spray-painted too much and froze the pivot points, or the hinge itself is
> frozen.
> When I went to close the hood, I now have a little pop-up where something
> inside the hood is impacting the surface (the hood was actually folding
> around the hinge).
> What do I do now? The truck is in my parents garage and I can't pull it
> out with the hood fully open... and I can't close it.
> Anyone got hints? Please?
> --
> Chris Reck
> Naperville, IL
> >> '99 Dakota Sport + CC 4x4 V6 (Deep Amethyst)

Gary Hedlin
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