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Ford Hood Latch (99-04 All)

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    Features & Details

    • Stock Appearance Perfect for Restorations
    • Lower Hood Latch - Securely Holds Hood Closed
    • OEM Steel Construction
    • Natural Finish with Yellow Handle
    • Original Factory Equipment - OE Fit and Finish
    • Genuine Ford OEM Part - 3r3z16700aa
    • Direct Bolt-on Installation
    • Fits all 1999-2004 Mustangs
    Restoration; Accident Repair. If your New Edge Mustang has been in a front-end collision you may need to replace your damaged Lower Hood Latch. This replacement Latch is designed to keep your Mustangs Hood securely closed when driving. Being a genuine OEM Ford part, this Lower Hood Latch is ideal for an accident repair or a high quality restoration.

    Genuine Ford Part. Manufactured to the original factory specifications from OEM quality steel, this genuine OEM Ford Hood Latch is a perfect fit replacement that provides reliable maintenance-free operation. The handle of the Latch is completed in a durable rubberized yellow plastic coating to protect your hand during operation. Genuine Ford OEM Part - 3r3z16700aa.

    Straight Forward Installation. Designed to be a direct fit replacement, this genuine Ford Lower Hood Latch bolts in place of the stock latch reusing the original factory hardware. Using basic hand tools, installation should take no longer than an hour to complete.

    Application. This genuine Ford Lower Hood Latch is designed to fit all 1999-2004 Ford Mustang models, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra.

    Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# 3r3z16700aa

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    Overall Rating 5

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      April 22, 2018


      This hood latch is perfect and also holds great. It’s the perfect replacement for your old worn one!


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      January 03, 2018

      Works perfect

      Bought this to replace my clunky stiff hood latch that also apparently had the guide pins grinded off. Very smooth and rigid feeling. Even with lighter Cervini hood, it takes hardly any effort to latch.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      July 25, 2017

      Ford hood latch

      This is the best yet to replace my old hood latch that I had a hard time every time I had to open my hood, now it's done with ease.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      April 23, 2017

      Really good for aftermarket hood

      I got the cowl hood and originally the opr hood latch and that was horrible compared to the Ford latch, it is a lot easier to open now


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      February 18, 2016

      Great OEM Replacement

      This latch is a genuine Ford OEM replacement product, so you can expect the same quality as what is or was under the hood of your Mustang. There has been one revision to this latch which is great for people with aftermarket hoods, there is only one dowel pin. On the factory latch, there are two 8mm bolts that secure the latch to the vehicle with two dowel pins for alignment. If you upgrade to an aftermarket hood, many times you need to remove the dowel pins with a punch and then reinstall the latch to be able to adjust it, but this version has one pin on the driver's side to secure it to the vehicle and no pin on the passenger's side allowing you to adjust the latch up and down simply by loosening the two bolts holding the latch on. Before replacing your latch, be sure to check for unusual wear on the square opening in your hood where the latch secures to, it is a very common issue that can be solved by simply bending the metal where the contact point is by approximately 1/8" with a pair of pliers where you see the wear pattern. This generally solves the latching problem.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Danbury, CT

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    • 5/5

      September 27, 2015

      Hood Latch

      This latch was easy to install and replaced a worn out latch which was making it almost impossible to close my hood. Delivery was quick and the quality is great. Another winning purchase from AM.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Winter Park, Florida

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    • 5/5

      September 18, 2015

      I had awesome service!!

      The products American muscle provides are good quality and affordable, I was very pleased with the products I bought and even more impressed how fast they came to my house. Everything fit well and looked nice. Anything I buy for my mustang for now on is going to be from American muscle


      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 Villas, NJ

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