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How is the hood latch cable removed from the hood latch? I am replacing the hood latch as it will not engage to lock the hood closed.

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  • greg92 Jan 24, 2009

    On one side of the latch there appears to be a crimped sleeve. Opposite side of the latch there is a screwable sleeve to tighten or loosen the tension of the cable. How is the cable removed from the latch platform?

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Hi my name is Allen!

Push the cable out of the slot that holds it into place, then twist the cable and ball end around the lever, thats it. Install in reverse procedure.

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Remove The Bolts Holding The Hood Latch. Remove The Cable End From The Latch Lever Using A Pair Of Needle Nose It Will Have A Shaped End That Will Have To Be Moved One To Just Slide Out. Remove The Retaining Clip From The Mount By Pushing The Two Flanges And Sliding It Away From The Hole.

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It should unhook from the latch itself so you can replace the latch.there may be a bolt holding it in place but normally its held by a hook and spring

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 24, 2009

    take the screw all the way out and it should detach from the unit. its usually not too hard to do but im not there where i can help or i would do it for you.why not just bend the latch so that the hood will latch again? you can also adjust the mech on the hood itself to where it will catch and lock it down

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One bolt on a 1/2 calm shell retainer or a spring clamp,

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