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My hood seems to be rubbing in 4 certain spots I let the hood close under it’s own weight I hold it above the latch push up gently and let it fall Im not sure if this is because of it or if ford needs to adjust something. I put oem ford touch up paint on the spots but it appears to be beginning to hit the same spot again
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Have you tried to adjust the rubber hood bumpers? Turning them adjusts the height of the bumper which in turn raises or lowers the hood.
 
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Have you tried to adjust the rubber hood bumpers? Turning them adjusts the height of the bumper which in turn raises or lowers the hood.
I haven’t nor was I aware of this do you know how adjustments can be made and how to monitor if I’m moving in the right direction or not?
 
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Have you tried to adjust the rubber hood bumpers? Turning them adjusts the height of the bumper which in turn raises or lowers the hood.
How do I also not raise it enough to where I won’t have problems with the hood flapping around because the latch isn’t holding it close enough?
 

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How do I also not raise it enough to where I won’t have problems with the hood flapping around because the latch isn’t holding it close enough?
The hood is going to latch tighter if you raise the rubber bumpers and not move the latch.
 

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Ok so I have to adjust the latch as well?
Only if the hood is hard to close.

How's the outside hood edges align vertically up/down with the edges of the fenders right now? Does the hood sit flush up/down with the fenders - especially near the front of the hood and front facia? If so, you probably don't want to mess with the latch up/down adjustment.
 
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Only if the hood is hard to close.

Hows the outside edges align vertically with the edges of the fenders right now? Does the hood sit flush up/down with the fenders - especially near the front of the hood and front facia? If so, you probably don't want to mess with the latch up/down adjustment.
I hadn’t noticed anything irregular but I can do a closer inspection for sure all I noticed is rubbing marks during oil changes in four specific parts on my hood and the body of the car on both sides so I thought possibly the hood is resting slightly to low?
 

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Here’s the alignment info for the 2015-2017’s.

It’s pretty much the same exact steps for the 2018-2019’s with the minor variances being the redesign of the front rad support cover and the actual core support structure.
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Here’s the alignment info for the 2015-2017’s.

It’s pretty much the same exact steps for the 2018-2019’s with the minor variances being the redesign of the front rad support cover and the actual core support structure.
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I feel like I would screw it up I think ford could have it fixed in two seconds lol
 

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I feel like I would screw it up I think ford could have it fixed in two seconds lol

Nah - don’t look too far into the details of the posted docs. I only posted so ALL of the info pertaining to the hood was available to everyone.

All you need to really do is adjust the rubber bumpers first, then slowly close and latch the hood and see how it sits in line with the tops of the front fenders.

You turn those bumpers clockwise or counterclockwise - that’s it.

You only need to mess with the hood latch IF the hood won’t latch IF you had to significantly raise the hood (and in most instances, a simple twist of the rubber bumpers is all that is needed).
 
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Nah - don’t look too far into the details of the posted docs. I only posted so ALL of the info pertaining to the hood was available to everyone.

All you need to really do is adjust the rubber bumpers first, then slowly close and latch the hood and see how it sits in line with the tops of the front fenders.

You turn those bumpers clockwise or counterclockwise - that’s it.

You only need to mess with the hood latch IF the hood won’t latch IF you had to significantly raise the hood (and in most instances, a simple twist of the rubber bumpers is all that is needed).
So a complete turn or more like 180 degrees left or right?
 

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So a complete turn or more like 180 degrees left or right?
Nobody can tell you how far to turn it. You have to go see how far it needs to go. Could be 3 turns, or could be 1/2.

On one of my cars, I had to pretty much max those stoppers out on the trunk to get the alignment right.
 
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Nobody can tell you how far to turn it. You have to go see how far it needs to go. Could be 3 turns, or could be 1/2.

On one of my cars, I had to pretty much max those stoppers out on the trunk to get the alignment right.
Ok and since the hood appears to be rubbing in both spots equally I should turn both stoppers the same amount each time?
 

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Ok and since the hood appears to be rubbing in both spots equally I should turn both stoppers the same amount each time?

As said above - there’s no right or wrong way. It’s trial and error.

Turn one side a little, slowly close hood and latch it firmly. See how the hood looks.

Put it this way, if you’re hood is rubbing, then the hood is sitting low enough that the bumper itself is too low is not preventing it from touching the core support.

So turn one of the little bumpers like 1/4 and close hood, see how it looks etc.

OR turn both bumpers 1/4.

The Dealership would be doing the same exact process - there’s no written rule or steps in any Ford manual for any of their product line to turning and how much to turn or not turn those bumpers.

Those bumpers are like giant threaded rubber screws.


I would mess with the hood latch adjustment last - and only if you are having difficulty latching hood once you have the bumpers set.
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