Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Do you ever leave?
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Nth Qld

    Default tricky Qee bonet catch or just worn out ??

    Bonnet closes with cable pulled prior and stays closed once cable released . Bonnet holds closed as normal . Opens when cable pulled .
    Problem the plunger has no wear BUT ...
    Will not close normally . [all adjustment to bonnet catch /lock have been done ]
    The locking plate that swings in and out might have excessive wear ???

    .....****Are the moving lock plates suppose to have a square edge or a tapered/angled edge that hits the plunger .???/ Mines tapered/angle . Is this normal ????

    I`m considering die grinding a square edge on the swinging locking plate.

  2. #2
    Not the Kingswood! hq308's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    The Riff


    If I'm understanding you correctly, the "locking plate" needs to have a taper so that it moves when the bonnet is closed. I have experienced the same thing before (needing to pull cable to close) and found the rotating the plunger slightly one way or the other so a different spot on the plunger contacts the locking plate is all that is needed to sort it. Your mileage may vary but it's easy to try.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2018


    It is a GM car, same as my GTO. Just a suggestion. With the GTO, you can adjust the bonnet position via the rubber stops. As the mechanism wears over time, adjustment might need a tweak.

  4. #4
    Do you ever leave?
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Nth Qld


    hi ,
    Yea the adjustments are done but sensitive . It was working B4 the front sheetmetal was removed .
    The bonnet centre pin sets 1/ bonnet panel height when closed 2/ bonnet popup when cable pulled ---both of these are ok

    The bonnet rubber posts are close but really only set the front corner heights ,,no influence on the striker not engaging properly .

    1/ might get a new pin or grind the original [clean up the tapered surface ]
    2/ drivers hinge starting to lean when bonnet half open --replacing hinges now also . Situation became alot worse after lubing pivot point . LOL Hard to say if its causing b/catch issues but severe / costly damage can be caused if hinges collapse . Happened to me along time ago .

    On the back burner till hinges arrive
    besides full overhaul all 4 doors so busy busy ,,,,, parts supply is a big issue and cavity wax & body deadener is in short supply.

    Then the major body mechanical repairs finished yea ha

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. wanted hq bonet in qld
    By brocksolid in forum Wanted (cars & items)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-09-2012, 03:04 AM
  2. Symptoms of a worn CAM in 308
    By adamhq in forum Holden V8's
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-08-2012, 12:02 PM
  3. ecu upgrade on a blown 350 ( B&M under bonet blower )
    By CHEVY_torana in forum Chevrolet
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-06-2010, 11:49 PM
  4. Tricky one.... help plz
    By Hombz in forum Ford V8's
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 21-03-2007, 01:20 AM
  5. bonet scoop
    By 253hulk in forum Holden V8's
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15-10-2006, 11:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts