Ford Explorer: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / Removal and Installation - Hood Latch

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / Removal and Installation - Hood Latch

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.


  1. Position aside the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Release the retaining tabs on the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Position aside the hood latch release cable junction block cover.

  1. Detach and position the rear hood latch release cables aside.
    1. Detach the cable from the mounting bracket.
    1. Disconnect the hood latch release cable end and position the rear hood latch cable aside.
    1. Detach the hood latch release cable junction block and position the front hood latch cable and junction block assembly aside.
  1. NOTE: If reinstalling the original hood latch, mark around the bolts to aid in alignment during installation.


    Remove the hood latch.
    1. Remove the bolts.
      Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
    1. Remove the hood latch.
    1. If equipped.
      Disconnect the hood ajar switch.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.


    Disconnect the hood latch release cable from the hood latch.
    1. Detach the cable from the mounting bracket.
    1. Disconnect the hood latch release cable end.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. NOTE: If reinstalling the original hood latch, use the marks made during removal to aid in alignment.


    Install the bolts and align the hood latch.
    1. Align the hood latch.
    1. Tighten the hood latch bolts.
      Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)

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