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I HAVE A 2001 FORD EXCURSION WITH A HOOD LATCH ISSUE, I CAN RELEASE THE HOOD FROM INSIDE THE CAR WITHOUT A PROBLEM, BUT WHEN I PUSH THE LEVER UNDER THE HOOD TO TOTALLY OPEN THE HOOD IT DOES NOT MOVE

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You'll have to figure out a way to get some penetrating spray on it, like WD-40 or similar.

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