Saving Your Dodge B350 Hood from Damage
The engine is like the heart of your Dodge B350. Without it, it would be impossible for your van to operate. That's why it is so important to protect it from the outside as much as it should be from the inside-a job cut out for the hood. But aside from covering the engine, the hood can also contribute to speed handling, engine cooling, and power generation. However, because of its conspicuous location in front of your vehicle, it's not at all impossible for it to get damaged. There are various factors that could affect its condition. The following are the usual causes of such problems with a Dodge B350 hood:
Broken lever or loose cable
When the hood of your van gets stuck, the first thing that you could look into is the little lever. If it is broken, you would have to replace it. However, if the lever seems to be in good condition, check the cable that connects the lever to the hood's lock. It might have been stretched out too much, and the insufficient tension is preventing the release of the lock. In this case, the cable would have to be tightened.
A rusty or worn-out lock could also cause the hood to get jammed, and it would be best to replace it. To open the hood, you would have to release the lever or carefully push down on it. Once you have opened it already, you might want to consider applying oil on the latch assembly as well.
The hood is located in a very conspicuous area in front of your vehicle, making it prone to collision. Dents could easily form on its surface, damaging not just the hood itself but the entire look of your Dodge 350. If the dent is too big, it would be better to simply replace it rather than force on repairing it. However, if the dent is just small, gently tapping the dent with a lightweight hammer would fix the problem. Do this from the inside of the hood until the surface has already become level.