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Old 11-14-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hood wobble under windy conditions.

While I was driving the other day, I noticed while passing semis that were coming at me, my hood would wobble like it was going to come up. Thank goodness for the hood latches on the side of the hood. I was trying to check the underhood latch and it seems like it is keeping it latched, but, being a somewhat recent Jeep owner, I thought I would see if this was normal.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Not normal
look at both side latches and the front
for play
How about the hinge by the windshield?
loose

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Old 11-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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I've had 3 TJ's. All 3 have had the same problem when drifting.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:39 PM   #4
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x2. I'm on number 2 and both have done it. It's a matter of how bad it is.

Just a bit of wobbling in high wind = no biggie.

More than just "some" and/or in moderate wind/speed, get new hood rubbers. What year is it and what condition are they in? If they're cracked and on an older TJ, I might replace them.

Otherwise, sounds like you're good.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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I don't think it is anything major. I've checked the rubber latches, the hinges and the under hood latch. It really just happens when the semi passes and you get that big gust of wind and the hood just kind of lifts up real quick then it's over with. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't just my Jeep. Thanks..
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:31 PM   #6
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Ya, I thought I was on the
YJ page

I have only had 1 TJ it was a 97 4 cyl sold
it a week later HA
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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Absolutely 100% perfectly normal. All TJs do that, especially when you're driving with crosswinds or headwinds.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:51 PM   #8
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You'll get used to it.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:28 AM   #9
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Mine also does it and it sure does get your attention. Sometimes it feels like it's also gonna suck my top right off the body as well.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:43 AM   #10
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Try adjusting the rubber gromets on the inside of the hood at each front corner.(these are what is used for adjusting the hood up/down) I did this and it helped a Great bit.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:41 PM   #11
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I'm a new Jeep owner and i've noticed my Jeep doing this on highway driving with windy conditions. Kind of freaked my out at first, but i checked it when i got home and everything seemed secure. It seems to me that the wind is what's causing it.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:45 PM   #12
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All my Wranglers did that. But the woobling hood alwayxs makes me a it scary at speeds +80 mph
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #13
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All my Wranglers did that. But the woobling hood alwayxs makes me a it scary at speeds +80 mph
I wouldn't worry too much about it at those speeds...if your hood flies up, it'll be flying the rest of the way off momentarily.
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Absolutely 100% perfectly normal. All TJs do that, especially when you're driving with crosswinds or headwinds.


My TJ does not lift the hood at all anymore so now you cannot say "ALL" have the hood lift.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:42 PM   #15
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Thanks guys for the replies. I'm sure I'll get used to it. Sounds like it's normal, so, as long as I know the hood is latched, I'll try not to worry about it. I will go out and see if I can maybe adjust it a little so that the hood straps are a little tighter therefore not allowing it to "rise". Thanks again.
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one thing you can try is taking that spring off that is under the hood.

when i installed the highline kit on my jeep i didnt reinstall the spring or the hood prop.

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