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How to Remove Hood Prop Rod 11-19 Ford Explorer

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  1. step : Removing the Hood Prop Rod (0:59)
    • Have an assistant hold the hood
    • Slide the bottom of the prop rod out of the slot
    • Remove the prop rod
  2. step : Installing the Hood Prop Rod (1:10)
    • Have an assistant hold the hood
    • Slide the bottom of the prop rod into the slot

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Today I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall this prop rod in this 2011 Ford Explorer. If there's any parts you need for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

We're going to pop the hood, right underneath this kick panel here. There's a little lever. Pull that lever. To release the safety on the hood, there's a little lever right here, you're going to push it towards the passenger side. Lift up on the hood. The prop rod is right here. Lift it up, and you can put it that slot right there.

To remove the prop rod, we'll just pull it out right there and then you're going to slide this out a little bit, you're going to twist it and slide it out. To reinstall this prop rod, we're just going to slide this in here and we'll twist it to the side, move it up and then put it back into position. Or, we can put it down, lock it down and put it away. Close the hood.

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