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How to you fix the hood latch on a Ford F-150 1998?

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2015-07-15 20:02:43
2015-07-15 20:02:43

make sure the cable is not sticking, do this by haveing someone pull up on the hood while you try to pop the hood. When a hood latch goes bad you have to replace it with a new one

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I have had the same problem with my F-150. I just removed the lock mechanism. It is fairly easy, just 2 bolts. The cable was fine, it is just the locking mechanism is broken and will not stay locked. Try you Ford dealer or a local salvage yard to replace the latch.

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