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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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97 Hood latch issues

The front end of my 97 Cougar was banged up some time ago. I finnaly got around to replacing the hood, headlights & bezel. My hood won't now. I know I'm missing at least 1 spring on the latch. I could not find any latches on line. Can someone post a picture of the latch from the front so I can see the springs? Also, anyone have a latch for sale or know where I can find one? Thanks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 09:43 PM
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Where you at in nc ? I think I have one you can have

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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I'm in Fuquay-Varina. Thanks for the help. The only thing I was missing was the spring for the secondary latch, I found a throttle return spring at the parts store that works. It was also bent & not allowing the lock to engage. I took it off the car and could see how bent it was. Straightened it up and good to go.

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