Heya Andy,

I had similar problem with mine when I took it apart to get engine compartment painted years ago.. Best advice I can give is push the latch all the way up and then just snug it down to hold it in place. Then close the hood, that should push the latch down so it engages and stops where it will catch. Also, did you do anything to the bump stops on the rad support? If too high, they'll cause you problems when trying to close