Every four months or 6,000 miles, lubricate the hood latch assembly and hood hinge assemblies as follows:
- Remove any accumulated dirt on latch parts.
- Apply Lubriplate® or its equivalent to the latch pilot bolts and the latch locking plate.
- Apply light engine oil to all pivot points in the release mechanism as well as the primary and secondary latch mechanisms.
- Lubricate the hood hinges.
- Check the operation of the hood hinges and the latch mechanism.