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How do you replace hood release cable on 2001 ford mustang

Need to replace hood release cable

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SOURCE: Broken hood release cable 1996 Ford F150 pickup

On each side of the latch there is an 8mm screw that can be removed through the front, between the hood and grill They are aprox 6" apart.

The latch itself has two locator pins that slide into the front suppoprt behind the grill.

After removing the two screws, gently pry the whole latch away from the support. The hood can be raised, taking the latch with it.

Access to the release lever is behind the latch. It is now exposed.
pull the tiny release lever toward the drivers side and latch will come loose. Good luck!

Posted on May 11, 2009

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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: stuck hood on 2000 ford 250, latch release won't work


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SOURCE: How do i open my hood when the hood release cable

if you can strip the cable from the inside of the comparment that will work

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a 2001 ford mustang and i need the diagram

Get on google and type in 2001 ford mustang spark plug diagram.
Something should pop up that might work for you.
Usually if your changing the plugs just look for the wires that run on either side of the engine above the exhaust headers and just pull one off at a time and use a deep socket to remove them but you can go to any auto parts store and have them look up the pre gaped plugs so all you have to do is remove the old and put the new in. Very easy to do.

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