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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-16-2017, 11:29 AM
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Mine wasn't the latch, it was the rubber stops not being long enough, so I used felt pads and no more squeak.

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I tried adjusting the latch on my 2005 X it still squeaked. I used electrical tape like some have suggested in earlier posts. Ive though of Plasti-dip or rubber bed liner as another aturnative.
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I tried adjusting the latch on my 2005 X it still squeaked. I used electrical tape like some have suggested in earlier posts. Ive though of Plasti-dip or rubber bed liner as another aturnative.
Ok, noob question. People have mentioned using electrical tape or duct tape. What are you taping down?


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I tapped a inflated punching balloon on top of radiator support, alil harder to close the hood but it works.


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On the hood the U shaped part that goes in the latch in front of the radiator. If you put electrical tape around the bottom of the U shaped part it should fix the squeaking. Look at the U shaped part you will see where it is wearing (paint will be rubbed away down to bare metal) this is how mine was.
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Put adhesive felt furniture pads under the three forward hood bumps and adjusted bumps accordingly, about 4 months ago. Been squeak free ever since regardless of how dirty they get.
I put rubber 3M Tape in the same places and it has worked for 2 1/2 years! Man it was annoying.. I tightened the hood latch, greased every friggin thing. Thank God and Greyhound it's gone!
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man o man. so i have had the squeak since 2009 or so. my kids back then always said "dad, your xterra sounds like an old army jeep". i put the felt pads under the 3 stoppers and it kinda helped for a while but then came back after a couple years and i have lived with it as "character" since about 2012 or so. Well, i decided that i was bored enough this past weekend as i was stuck home for work and i adjusted the stops. that made it worse and the hood was moving a little going down the road. So I then looked up the fix which the OP nailed.

i found a wrench, loosened all 3 of the bolts indicated, pushed down as far as could and re-tightened. went for a test drive and no squeaks! Hood doesn't move any more! i did order 3 new stoppers before doing the latch adjustment and will install them anyways- not that i have to, but i think it will keep it squeak free much longer.

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Lots of people have this problem. This is a fix that worked for me.

1. Pop your Hood

2. Grab a #12 Ratchet or Wrench

3. Loosen these 3 bolts

4. Push Locking Mechanism down and the retighen

5. Shut Hood and go for drive, no more noise
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