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Old 02-26-2002, 10:38 AM
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Hood "buffeting" under fast driving conditions/high winds

Both sides of my hood seem to buffet (move/flap) under high speed conditions and I think it's because my hood is not latching down all the way. (I have about a 1/2 inch gap between my Euro lamps and the lip of my hood).

What could be the culprit here? The hood latch? Hood stops on either side? Is there a way to adjust the hood latch to allow the hood to close more securely, or would I need to replace it?

Thanks for any insight, as always!

Iodyn -- '91 300E
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Old 02-26-2002, 06:50 PM
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Had similar problem. In my case it seems the adjustable (Hood stops?) on both sides were not extended out far enough. No marks from contact in evidence. I extended them just enough to make contact when the hood was closed -- end of my problem. Might work for you.
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