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Hood pull cable broke on 1962 T Bird,how to open?

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SOURCE: 2003 ranger.the hood will not open. i think cable is loose /broke

You will need 2 people to get the hood open. While you pull on the hood release cable have an assistant gently pound on the center of the hood until it pops up. If this does not work, inspect the hood release lever to see if the pivot broken, if so pull directly on the cable with a pair of locking pliers. After you get the hood open make sure to spray the latch with penetrating oil (WD40)

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse hood latch cable is broken

one way would be to take off the bumber and pry it open. these cars should have back up plans but they dont. lol once you get it open try going to a junk yard and taking one out of another car. if not then buy one and get it put in professionally because its very difficult to do.

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SOURCE: how to open hood when the dash release cable is broken 1996 accor

reach under the front of hood , and pull cable .

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: broke hood latch cable pulling it

You may be able to disconnect the cable behind the broken pull, then use a set of pliers to activate (pull) the cable within the sleeve - Otherwise you'll probably have to see a mechanic or body shop, as they are difficult to access when the hood lock is engaged...

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SOURCE: hood latch cable broke how do I open hood?

You'll have to remove part of the grill and try to access the latch from inside. Yoy may have to unbolt the entire thing, but make sure you mark it 1st so that you know how to put it back in the EXACT spot it came from. Then once out, you can extracate it from the latch pin on the hood, replace your cable and start fresh. Good luck, this is one of those things that no matter how long you've been working on cars, its always hard to do!


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