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I have a 98 eddie bauer ford explorer I can not puss the hood down and make it latch, how do I fix that problem fix it so it latches down?

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The lever for the release cable is probably rusted up. If you look down into the latch you should see the cable attached to a lever. It may help to have somebody pull the hood release to help you find it. Spray the hood latch with some penetrating lube and push the lever back with a small long screwdriver. Be careful not to dislodge the cable from the lever. Pull on the hood release and if necessary push on the lever with the screwdriver. Continue lubing, pulling and pushing until everything works on its own.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

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if the lach is of the hood cable you need to go in threw the grill

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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no...not helpful at all really awful .

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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graduar la manilla exterior que es la del problema

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: MY '00 FORD EXPLORER HOOD PROBLEM

if you can see where the cable is broken... cut some of the insulation away from the cable, use 2 pairs of pliers... 1 pair on the insulated part of the cable and 1 pair on the cable itself- pull opposite ways and u should have it. hope this helps and good luck

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: i have 98 eddie bauer ford explorer with headlight problems

The headlamp switch will cause the lamps to turn off. The switch heats up and turns the headlamps off. It will cool down and work for about 10 minutes and cut out,

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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