Re: Hood Latch on Ford Aerostar
On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:20:35 -0500, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Might be stuck from moisture and corrosion. Not familiar with the soft
> underbelly of the Aerostar but you might be able to get your head under
> the radiator/front bumper area and get a good shot at lubing it with
> some liquid wrench or wd-40. Try to work the mechanism free with your
> hand or tap it lightly with a small hammer.
> Had this happen on my old Escort. Once you get it free put some white
> grease spray on the latch mechanism once in a while. Do your door
> latches too.
I have a 98 Ranger, and kept having trouble with the "Door Ajar" light on
the dash staying on while running, and the overhead cab light staying on
even when the ignition was shut off. A little WD-40 on the door latches
solved the problem. A Google search turned up several others having the
same problem, that's how I found the WD-40 solution.