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The hood is hard to close

You can not just push it, you need to throw it down in order to close. Any suggestions?

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Maybe a simple fix...does the hood opening release go back to its original un-touched position? if not, manually return it to the latched position and try closing the hood. Also, typical FORD issue...I have a couple of them that are hard to close...other answers here are good too

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There are adjustable stops on many cars, just lowering them a small amount would solve the problem. They typically have a hard rubber top.

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Sounds like your hood release locking mechanism is gummed up..it is the part on the car that the hood locking bar fits into..it also is attached to the hood release..have someone operated the hood release while you use a carb lineage spay on the hood release..keep doing it until the mechanism works smoothly..once that is done spray some WD40 on it..then from then add it to your service reminder to oil it up....good luck..

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