Question about 2001 Ford Windstar
Pulled too hard on hood release
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First you will need to get a hood prop bushing from pobably your Ford dealer or you can get one from a salvage yard. You may also need a hood rod attchment. In order to attach your hood rod on. In order to allow your hood to close without the rod interfering with the closing of your hood.This can either be obtained at your dealer or salvage yard. Then you will need a 4or 5 foot poll in order to prop your hood.So that you can place the bushing in and also hood attachment bushing.Both bushings snap right in. You will need to take your hood rod and place it in the hole of the bushing the hood rod should have a short bend at the bottom of it.Like an L or 7 the L shape should seat it self into the bushing.In order to erect the rod to hold the hood up.Or in order to attach it on the hood attachment.Before closing the hood. The hood rod bushing for extending your hood rod.In order to hold your hood up.Goes in the side of the inside frame of the body to the rear of the passenger side of the car again it just snaps in. And the hood rod attachment goes towards the front of the passenger side and it also snaps in.It's located horizontal of the headlight.The hood rod bushing is a 2 sided little round shaped plastic bushing just big enough for your hood rod to fit through.And it is usually white. And your hood rod attachmewnt is usually black.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
SOURCE: 2000explorer hood release
sit on hood or pound on it (center front) while assistant pulls cable release from inside..then adjust stops so it wont happen again...have you had a fender bender recently?
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
there is always a cable involved in this sort of situation. if you can get to it which in most cases you cant. check for kinks in it firstly and breaks in the protective layer which lies inside the outers. if none of the above then i suggest that you spray lubricant down as no electric passes through.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
Hrmm. Have you taken the whole latch assembly off ? If not there is a black cover over the assembly which has about 6 screws on it that is also connected to th fan shroud, then after that it's only 2 bolts to undo I believe they are 5/8ths socket, dont quote me. My 97 just had the same problem I popped the hood one day and then it didnt close again. So after taking the assembly out there are 2 springs one that is for after the hood is popped to just open it up that is a big spring about 2 1/2 inches or so. Theres another one at the bottom though that actually keeps the hood latched down on my truck it was rusted and snapped in half. I went to the ford dealer said I had to buy a whole new assembly 25$ plus 2 days wait, I went to home depot in the hardware section found a pack of springs that contain (2) 2 1/2" inch springs and (2) 1 1/2" for 4 dollars used the small one to replace it now I have back up for both. Hopefully this is your problem cause it's cheap and easy to fix just open it up. Let me know if this is it.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 21, 2012 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks
Jun 01, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 14, 2012 | 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Sep 30, 2011 | 1998 Buick Regal
Sep 24, 2011 | 1995 Honda Civic
Jul 15, 2011 | 2001 Lincoln Navigator
Jun 12, 2011 | Mercury Cougar Cars & Trucks
Aug 22, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Jul 18, 2010 | 1997 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz Sl Class
92 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!