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Old 08-13-2013, 06:40 AM
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To all: Everyone who has a 96 Ram (maybe other yrs) need to check your hood safety latch to verify that it hasn't rusted in the unlatch position. Last weekend, I spent all weekend repairing misc parts and cleaning my 96 Ram truck in preparation to give to my son to start driving this fall. During cleaning, I popped the hood so he could apply conditioner to the plastic trim above the bumper and below the hood and lights. Well long story short, we forgot to relatch and when heading down the road later that evening, the hood flipped back onto the windshield. Not Pretty! I am glad it happened to me and not my son. I hate for this to happen to someone else who loves their truck. It makes me so sick...
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You can get a new latch from Mopar, however, its not a permanent fix. Spray WD-40 frequently, at least at every oil change. Mine was rusted until I used WD-40 to free it up. Works like a charm.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:46 AM
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They have a Recall for this issue. Call the dealer and see IF it has been done yet. I Had the same thing happen to me. holy crap was that scary!
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