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now what do i do? strut tower brace question..

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well, bought a jc sports front strut tower brace, was told it would fit with no problem, got it installed ok but now the hood won't close without alot of persuasion :) it seems to be hitting back on the hood where the windshield washer hoses are, there is a lip on the underside of the hood, hard to tell as its not easy trying to hold the hood up with one hand, use a flashlight with the other hand and bend down and look to see what the heck is going on...any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

 

thanx

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The first step would be to contact JC Sports and explain the problem.

 

Maybe there's a special proceedure to fit the bar on your vehicle, or perhaps they shipped you the wrong part.

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You need to verify that you have the correct bar for your vehicle.

 

Is there a part number on it, or any identification?

 

Who is the manufacturer?

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I've heard of that happening, and I think what the person ended up doing was putting some shaving cream or something on the bar, seeing where it intefered, and pounding that part of the hood in a bit.

 

You could also sell it and try a different bar, I suppose.

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I've heard of that happening, and I think what the person ended up doing was putting some shaving cream or something on the bar, seeing where it intefered, and pounding that part of the hood in a bit.

 

You could also sell it and try a different bar, I suppose.

 

Modelling clay will show you where it is hitting.

 

Jack

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maybe i could flip it over or something :)

I was just gonna suggest that, but you beat me to it. :grin: Some of the bars are designed to face the front. It gets really tight at the rear with bar hitting on the A/C hoses and fittings.

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