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Old 05-31-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Latch problem on hood?

It seems as if when I shut my 04 hood I have to slam it from way up top, which doesn't seem right to me to have to slam the hood for it to latch and close. Am I possibly missing something that locks the hood? It does lock but only when I slam it. Is there normal for mustangs or something Is wrong
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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My hood does the same thing on my 02
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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I believe Ford had a TSB out on it. If I remember correctly then you just need to put some shims under the latch to raise it up a bit.
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Same thing has been with all my mustangs.
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Mine needs a little more force after i installed the hood struts. I guess the extra 1/16" moved it just enough..
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So it seems to be a common problem on all mustangs so I guess slamming it is the way to do it. Thanks for the input
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I just sit my down and then just push down and it closes with ease. I barely have to use any strength.
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I just sit my down and then just push down and it closes with ease. I barely have to use any strength.
I wish that was the case with mine. You have to slam it to lock it that's why I thought maybe I was missing a locking piece. That's how hoods should shut with not so much force.
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I wish that was the case with mine. You have to slam it to lock it that's why I thought maybe I was missing a locking piece. That's how hoods should shut with not so much force.
It's just a new edge problem. As I said earlier it just need shims or washers put under the latch to make it latch correctly.
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It's just a new edge problem. As I said earlier it just need shims or washers put under the latch to make it latch correctly.
Do you know where I could buy those and where do I exactly put them?
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Do you know where I could buy those and where do I exactly put them?
Here's a link to the actual TSB and how Ford says to fix it, you just need to find washers that fit the mounting bolts and will raise the latch up. http://forums.corral.net/forums/gt-s...-99-cobra.html
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Here's a link to the actual TSB and how Ford says to fix it, you just need to find washers that fit the mounting bolts and will raise the latch up. http://forums.corral.net/forums/gt-s...-99-cobra.html
Thank you so much you were an awesome help
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Thank you so much you were an awesome help
Glad I could help. I take it that you got it fixed?
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Not yet I am at work but tomorrow is my day off but with the link you sent me with that info I'm sure I can get it fixed tomorrow.
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Not yet I am at work but tomorrow is my day off but with the link you sent me with that info I'm sure I can get it fixed tomorrow.
Good luck!!
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