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when im in traffic the hood on my 02 dhs shakes and bucks ,but when im in "clean "air it sturdy as a rock. is there a way to snug up the front latch to take out play. the hood seems sturdy at stand still. pz help


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So if you are:

1) at idle, the hood is steady, no issues

2) in traffic the hood 'shakes and bucks'

3) in smooth air (highway) at speed the hood is steady, no issues

You have done a physical exam of the hood, and you feel the hinges and latch are working as designed.

I suppose you could adjust the latch so that it latched 'tighter', but I think what you will want to look at is the air flow under the side of the hood or under the front of the hood. I am interested to hear what others think.


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Adjust the two rubber bumpers in the front corners up just a tad. That should tighten it up.

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So if you are:

1) at idle, the hood is steady, no issues

2) in traffic the hood 'shakes and bucks'

3) in smooth air (highway) at speed the hood is steady, no issues

You have done a physical exam of the hood, and you feel the hinges and latch are working as designed.

I suppose you could adjust the latch so that it latched 'tighter', but I think what you will want to look at is the air flow under the side of the hood or under the front of the hood. I am interested to hear what others think.

i have an aftermarket grille that has a larger footprint so to speak. i cant tell if the problem is the front or the center of the top of the hood; as some older cheve trucks encounter this problem as well thanks to poor enginering. if it is the front i still cant tell the problem only occures in trafic at 60+ and there fore i cannot acess the problem because i cannot see it. when the hood is closed it does not jiggle or show looseness at any axis,i am at a loss!!!


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