Hood alignment?

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sat Feb 5 05:30:42 EST 2005

Your frame is bent.  A body shop with a frame jig can chain it down and put
in the car's specs to pull it straight.  Probably cost you $3-400.

At 06:40 PM 2/4/2005 -0700, andy wrote:
>I am having some trouble w/ my hood not latching on my avant after running 
>off the road at relatively low speed and hitting a dirt berm that major 
>scuffed my lower valence to the bumper. It looks like my bumper is slightly 
>moved back, turn lenses broken, broken license plate holder and a dent on my 
>oil filter. The hood looked like it was popped but I couldn't get it open at 
>all until I rigged a wire hook to pull the cable a little more than the 
>latch in the passenger compartment. I couldn't find anything major wrong, 
>the latches seem to match up well to the holes, etc. It just does not shut 
>completely, yet it latches so the cable must be pulled to open the hood. No 
>dimpling of hood or fenders. All the body lines look good. 
>After replacing the oil filter and checking underneath w/ engine running, I 
>can't find a thing wrong other than the hood and cosmetic blemishes. 
>Interesting when I returned to the scene of the crime to find my license 
>plate after the snow had melted, I was successful. I also found the blue 
>audi radiator cap lying in the dirt. I thought 'oh shit' how could the 
>impact force a threaded cap off a reservoir? After getting the hood open I 
>found that the cap, although virtually identical, was not mine. 
>Any other thoughts other than getting the alignment checked that I should 
>look out for? No oil leaking around new filter so it looks like a minor hit, 
>thanx in advance,
>ps needless to say I am not the driver I thought I was. DOH!!
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