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Help just purchased a 2000 Mustang, Hood will not close!
So I opened the hood the day after I got the car to show my buddies the engine (yes 3.8L v6) and now the hood wont close. The latch seems to be working properly, it seems like the 'hook' that is supposed to be on the hood itself is missing. Does that make sense? Where the hood meets the looking mechanism below, there is only a square with a small circle on the left side of the square. Should there not be a hook type of mechanism on that? I dont have my digital camera with me otherwise I would take the photographs, and I need the hood to close because I got a 100 mile drive tomorrow... Any help would greatly be appreciated.
Regarding what I have tried, I have tried to pull the latch from the car a couple of times and close the hood, no go. I tried resetting the locking mechanism under the hood (by pushing it straight) but again no go.
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