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95 ford explorer, latch release cable broke at the latch

The hood cable broke at the latch itself.

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    I could not get the grill off.

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You have to pm me if it was me you where trying to get otherwise they just go back on the message board and there is hundreds and hundreds on there. if you can get the front grill off you can access the latch from there and a bit of fiddling with a screwdriver will help. if this helps please rate me joe

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Hello.
  • Unattach the release handle from the dash and disconnect the cbale and get someone to use the palms of there hands to tap on the hood while pulling the cable with pliers.
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