Section 01-02: Body Panels, Front End
1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual
Open hood (16612).
On one side, place a rag between hood and cowl and loosen hinge-to-hood screws, then retighten snugly but not tight. Remove rag.
Close, but do not latch hood (secondary latch will latch, but not primary). Adjust until parting line between hood and cowl is even all the way across and the distance between the hood and the front fenders (16005) is even on both sides and front to back.
Raise hood and tighten hood hinge screws.
Close hood and make sure it latches properly. If necessary, adjust hood latch (16700).