Jump to content


A warning for Avanti owners about their hood latch

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 SBCA96


    AOAI Forum Member

  • AOAI Forum Members
  • 510 posts
  • Location:California
  • Interests:Avanti, Impala SS, Camaro ...

Posted 29 August 2006 - 01:12 AM

As much as that shelf at the firewall looks like a GREAT place to
store tools while doing a repair on your Avanti, AVOID the temptation
to do this!! Tonight, I spent about an hour trying to get my hood
open because something (still dont know what) was in the way of the
drivers side hood latch releasing!! I got the pass side to release
and grabbed the rod only to have it pull out while I was pulling on
it!! I was able to lasso the latch with a coat hanger, and pull with
all my might - finally whatever was in the way ... moved. I oiled
everything, and the latches work better then they ever have. I just
thought it was worth sharing .. I had visions of missing the Show on
Saturday because I couldnt open my hood!!