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Hood release my hoods primary latch wont open an the cable is still good how can i open?

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  • jfid_2000 Nov 30, 2008

    i have a 2000 explorer and cannot open my hood frm the latch.

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Pull release handle,grab cable with pliers and pull.

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If you are pulling on the hood release inside the car and can't get the hood to open so you can get at the primary latch, the release cable is stretched. I had a car with this problem once. I got it open by reaching for the cable from under the bumper with a heavy-duty needlenose pliers and pulling it the rest of the way after jamming the release handle all the way to the release position inside the car. Once I got the hood open, I cut a strip of metal from the lid of a food can and crimped it around the cable next to the hood latch to take up the slack. I never had any trouble with it after that.

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