Ford Hood Latch Ford OEM 5L3Z-16700-A - MCBMX00002

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  • Brand New Ford OEM Hood Latch
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
OEM Part

Genuine original equipment part (OEM) that was factory installed on your vehicle by the manufacturer.

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Hood Cowl (0:29)
    • Unclip the spare tire jack crank from the hood cowl
    • Remove the plastic clips from the cowl with a Phillips screwdriver
    • Remove the clips with a pick tool if necessary
    • Lift the hood cowl up and off
  2. step : Removing the Hood Latch (2:38)
    • Mark the hood latch position with a marker
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts from the hood latch
    • Lift the hood latch off the frame
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the latch
  3. step : Installing the Hood Latch (3:43)
    • Apply rust penetrant to the latch mounting clips
    • Clip the cable to the hood latch
    • Start the two 8mm bolts that hold the latch to the frame
    • Make sure the latch is lined up with your marks from Step 2
    • Tighten the two 8mm bolts
    • Push on the latch to test the mechanism
    • Release the latch with the handle in the cabin
    • Lower the hood slowly to check the alignment
    • If necessary, loosen the 8mm bolts, adjust the alignment and retighten the bolts
    • Recheck the alignment
  4. step : Installing the Hood Cowl (6:25)
    • Put the hood cowl into place
    • Press the clips into the cowl
    • Clip the spare tire jack crank to the cowl

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench

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This was a perfect fit item with no adjustments if put back in the original place. I felt like my 1998 Expedition was a new truck when I opened the hood. What a great product!
December 27, 2017
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Year Make Model Description
1997-2002Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Hood Latch Ford OEM 5L3Z-16700-A
2004Ford F150 Heritage Truck Ford F150 Heritage Truck Hood Latch Ford OEM 5L3Z-16700-A
1997-2003Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck Hood Latch Ford OEM 5L3Z-16700-A
1997-1999Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Hood Latch Ford OEM 5L3Z-16700-A
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Brand #: 5L3Z-16700-A

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