this is my first instructable.
had problems opening the hood to check fluids and charging the battery.
so when i FINALLY got it open i removed the Catch PN 7012749 or 7005859,
then after i inspected the mechanism i discovered the lever to pin gap was too great to allow full movement of the pin.
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Step 1: Dissassembly
remove E-clip A
remove tension from spring E by moving leg F
slide Hex pin to the Left. spacer B will fall off. then the Lever C will fall off. STOP
do not completely remove Hex pin.
Step 2: Lever
right side is the old
Left side is what is used now
place lever in opening.
slide Hex pin through lever C. if Pin will not slide then loosen 4 screws G
slide Hex pin through spacer B
complete sliding Hex pin till it stops.
add E-clip A
re-tighten 4 screws G
Step 4: Testing
place Phillips screwdriver in latching area
latch should close around screwdriver shaft.
slide screwdriver out of latch
open handle to "Open"
re-install in Bobcat E80 in Open position.