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Hood Vibration

I just took a 3000 mile round trip from southern California to Colorado in my new 3500. When I was driving back there were some pretty high winds and it looked as though my hood was unlatched. I was kinda of shocked by how much it moved with the wind considering it was fully latched. Has any one else experienced this yet? Mind you I was going 85MPH on some of the more desolate stretches of Utah. I never noticed this on my 16 2500.

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I have a 19 1500 and there was a recall/tsb for the hood pins. Not sure what was done but maybe it will apply to the 2500's at some point. I would ask the dealer if there are any tsb's/ recalls for the 2500's yet. I just received notice for another recall on my 1500.
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Ive noticed a vibration issue during high winds aswell. I pulled over to the side just to make sure and everything looked ok. I figured the hood has a little bit more flex since its aluminum

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I havenít noticed any of this on my Ď19 yet. Talk about hoods flapping in the wind, get a Jeep up to 80 and it is flapping like a flag in the wind.
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Ive noticed a vibration issue during high winds aswell. I pulled over to the side just to make sure and everything looked ok. I figured the hood has a little bit more flex since its aluminum
I agree, granted I was going pretty fast but I was shocked with the amount of movement. Luckily it only happen in high winds and fast highway speeds.
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Mine seems to move up/down a little bit going 80mph into a headwind as well.
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Living in central Wyoming we get bad winds. When I drove my truck home from Idaho I noticed a slight shake as well. I pulled over to get fuel and popped the hood, the two stops on either side were not at the same height so I threaded the one that was lower to the same height as the one sitting higher. Seemed to help. Put more tension on the closing mechanism keeping it tight.


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Mine does it too at higher speed and high winds. Also my Laramie has a red light on the dash if the hood is not closed all the way the light comes on as a reminder that the hood is open and not fully latched.

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Mine too. Noticed immediately off lot from dealer and pulled over to check hood. It seemed tight so I chalked it up to the hood being so light.
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Does the hood rest on "pads" that can be adjusted to put some tension on the hood?

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Does the hood rest on "pads" that can be adjusted to put some tension on the hood?


Yes it does. I mentioned adjusting them above. That seemed to help mine.


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It's the light weight aluminum hood. If you go to the edge of the hood you will be able to put you fingers under it and lift the hood. You couldn't do that on a steel hood, or at least it would be more difficult. You can try to adjust the hood bump stops, it will help but won't eliminate it.

I had a 2017 F350 with the aluminum body and the hood would bounce like crazy at speeds greater than 70 MPH. I also adjusted the hood bump stops, it helped but the bouncing was still there whenever a big semi passed me. I hated it and returned to Ram. I purposely bought the 2018 model because I wanted a steel hood.

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