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Hood adjustment??????

Just got my truck back from the body shop last week and noticed that I have to slam the crap out of the hood to get it to lock shut. I don't remember it being that hard before the body shop. I'm just afraid that over time something's gonna break. Is there something I can adjust so it ain't so hard??? Thanks
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There are only a couple things to mess with. The latch and the rubber stops on the sides of the hood.

So maybe the latch got messed with and was lowered down slightly. So the stops on the sides could be high which makes it harder to shut. Or the latch is bent/damaged?

All the lines around the hood/grille/headlights still look correct. Does it pop up easily when you pull the latch? Or does it pop up real abruptly like the hood is under some load... LOL. Just thinking the latch might have been lowered or damaged...

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Latch could be sticking closed, had the problem before.

~ How are you line gaps between the fenders? Even?
~ Body lines all staright?
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Bring it back to them and have them adjust it.

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I adjusted the rubber stops and it is MUCH better.
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Is it much better, or is it fixed? Since it's closing better now, check the body lines. With it closed, gaps should be 1/8-1/4", and the same all around. If it's not on straight, go back to the shop and ask them to fix it. I'm all about fixing stuff myself, but I try to not touch someone else's work.

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Went by the body shop today and they realigned fender and adjusted the hood latch. Everything looks and works like it should
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Very good.

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