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Can't open hood on '88 F150

My son's truck. He's gone for 3 months, and I want to check the oil (looks like there might be a leak)but I just don't know how to open the hood. Popped the release inside, but can't figure out what to push or pull to get the hood open.

If I didn't have the faceless Internet, I don't know if I would have the courage to ask this stupid question. Thanks.

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  • endmom Aug 05, 2008

    Ummm, nevermind. A friend showed me where the hood latch is. Sooooo embarrassing! But now I know.

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There should be a metal latch, in the middle/front of hood, that you have to push sideways.

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