Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: '99 SLK 230 - White
Location: Roselle, NJ
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Thanks! Some info below...
OK, with some WD-40 and a friend jiggling the hood up and down, the hood opened... then it wouldn't close and lock!! I investigated and found that one of the moving parts of the latch... the part that the cable pulls is spring loaded... and it looks like the spring is sprung... broken. I played with the latch setting till it was just right and finally got the latch to lock and close the hood. I am bringing it in on Tuesday so they can look at it. They will probably have to change the lach.
The latch area seemed pretty gunked and crusty. I suggest you periodically clean and lube that area so the latch works smoothly. I used some foaming 3M engine cleaner my friend supplied, then coated the ares with lubricant... but come Tuesday, it will probably be replaced anyway.
Thanks again for all the info guys!!