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Do car hood sizes very depending on engine size?

I was at a salvage yard today and wanted to get a hood for my '13 Honda Accord 2.4L and the donor car was a 3.5L. Does the hood size very on different trims/engine sizes? Would it fit my 2.4L?
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2004 Honda Pilot sometimes only starts when hood latch released

My 2004 Honda Pilot occasionally will only start when the hood latch is released. When this occurs, the car is completely dead, and no electrical system works, including keyless entry, lights, etc. ...
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How to avoid (if possible) equipment damage when mounting a gramophone on a car

This is a question on the verge of general DIY/engineering and car modification: I am planning to mount a turntable/gramophone either in my car, or (an even stranger idea I know) on the exterior, i.e. ...
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Hood sensor latch faulty

I have a Audi A4 B8 2009 model. I am running with a very stupid problem causing a great amount of pain. So, just a few weeks back, the "front hood (bonnet) is open" indication started showing up on ...
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Is there any advantage to aftermarket hoods with heat extractors, or are the extractors purely aesthetic?

Many aftermarket hoods, especially for sports cars, make use of large cowls, ram air vents, and most commonly heat extractors on the sides of the hood. I'm a techie and we're always spending insane ...
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Hood Only Opens When Pulled Up On

I've got a 2002 Nissan Almera Perfect 1.8L MTX on which the hood only opens if I pull up on it while someone else yanks the hood release lever. If I manually set the latch with the hood up, then pull ...
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Hood Unlatches but Won't Pop Up

Okay, I've got a 1998 Volvo V70 that takes two people to open the hood. When you pull the release on the inside, it unlatches but the hood won't pop open the inch or two until it reaches the safety ...
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Lexus RX 330 Key Won't Work (driver door)

So the battery in my Lexus died sometime while I was out of town. Come to find out the key wouldn't go in the lock either. I used some WD-40 and managed to get it in all the way but it won't turn. ...
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Why do some cars have battery under the trunk?

My 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid has a strange location for the 12V battery. Usually, the battery is installed under the hood. Well, in this case, the battery is installed under the trunk. This is true ...
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Needing to drop the hood from considerable height

I have a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and used to have a 2011 Toyota Yaris. In the 2011 Toyota Yaris, the hood could be closed by gently lowering it and then pressing on the hood. However, in my 2016 ...
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2005 Ford Focus, damaged front end

I am wondering if anyone knows what years, if any, are intake manifold runner control solenoids compatible with my 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 2.0L? Also, is it a good idea to put on a salvaged one even if ...
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How to glue foam panel to painted metal (underside of car hood)

I have panels made with foam like the one in the picture, but compressed and glued together to be quite stable. The idea is to glue it to the lower side of the hood of my car to reduce the noise ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy - Hood won't open

I went to check out the engine on my 97 Subaru Legacy and the hood latch is stuck. Now this one of those cars that has a double latch, I don't know if it's like that on all Subarus or not, but once I ...
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How can I open a latched bonnet in a 1997 Renault Clio?

My Renault Clio RL Panache (1997) has been outside in the cold for a while, and needs a jump start to get the battery charged again. Alas, I tried to get the bonnet open a few weeks ago when it was ...
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does a 2004 ford focus sedan hood fit on the hatchback model?

hey i am trying to find a replacement hood for my 2004 ford focus hatchback, and from what i can tell every focus model from 2000 to 2004 will fit, but i dont want to drive 2 hours to pick up a used ...
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Bonnet (hood) release cable broken on Saab 93

I have a Saab 93, 1999 vintage. I went to open the bonnet (hood) and the release cable snapped. What's the easiest way to release the bonnet without the release cable? I need to open it to top up ...
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Hood on Jeep Grande Cherokee 1998 doesn't close easily

This vehicle recently had its radiator changed and ever since the hood won't close. I've found that if I shift the level manually, it will close, but otherwise it won't. The spring appears to be ...