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Old 11-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hood flutter

I bought 2014 mustang gt in september and noticeing the hood flutter once you get past 80mph because of i assume the hood vents. Does anybody else have this issue in a 2013-2014 gt
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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How much flutter are you seeing exactly? It should very extremely minimum at 80mph. The hood vents on 13-14 GT's will actually help reduce hood flutter because they're releasing pressure that's built up in the engine bay.

Have you double checked the hood hing to make sure it's secure and the hood is fully closed?

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Old 11-25-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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There's two rubber dampners that hood rest against while latched down, adjust those up a little bit. Should reduce your hood flutter. 👍
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The hood is completely closed and i'll try to make a video tomorrow or wednesday. Weather supposed to be icey in the morningbut i'll see what afternoon looks like.
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Vader is on the money, as this is a simple fix...

My '07 GT, beyond 70+ looked like the hood was straining to fly open. Engine bay pressure was significant at high speeds. When driving in a headwind, the hood would appear to bow up slightly in the middle. I adjusted the 2 rubber stops up one full turn to place more pressure on the closed hood latch. This fixed my problem. I'm confident it will work on the '14 too.
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Ok thanks I do that tomorrow and see if it does the trick. Thanks
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Ok thanks I do that tomorrow and see if it does the trick. Thanks
You'll notice there are arrows on the stops. One full counterclockwise turn on each should get you in the ballpark.
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OK thanks
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If you start having trouble getting the hood bump stops adjusted properly, you can always contact your dealership. Especially with the car being so new, they should be able to quickly adjust the hood and clear up the slack causing the flutter.

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There's really no need to get a dealership involved. It's a very simple adjustment. When the hood is down and latched, with your palms, press down on the hood to check for stop contact. If the hood can be pushed down any at all, the stops are too low and are not making sufficient contact with the underside of the hood. Open the hood and adjust them both up one full turn. Close the hood. If the hood cannot be fully latched with palm pressure, raise it and back the stops off 1/2 turn. Check it again and see if the hood (when fully closed) has any latch slack. Repeat if necessary to ensure the hood, when fully latched cannot be pushed further downward.
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