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Hood latch broke

The wire that runs from the inside of the car to under the hood broke under the hood and the hood is closed cant get to the hood latch to open it

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You might have to take out the grill to get at the latch, or cut back the plastic part of the cable and use a pair of vise grips to pull the wire to open the hood.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013

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if the lach is of the hood cable you need to go in threw the grill

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: My hood latch won't latch when I close the hood. 1997 Ford Exped

Hrmm. Have you taken the whole latch assembly off ? If not there is a black cover over the assembly which has about 6 screws on it that is also connected to th fan shroud, then after that it's only 2 bolts to undo I believe they are 5/8ths socket, dont quote me. My 97 just had the same problem I popped the hood one day and then it didnt close again. So after taking the assembly out there are 2 springs one that is for after the hood is popped to just open it up that is a big spring about 2 1/2 inches or so. Theres another one at the bottom though that actually keeps the hood latched down on my truck it was rusted and snapped in half. I went to the ford dealer said I had to buy a whole new assembly 25$ plus 2 days wait, I went to home depot in the hardware section found a pack of springs that contain (2) 2 1/2" inch springs and (2) 1 1/2" for 4 dollars used the small one to replace it now I have back up for both. Hopefully this is your problem cause it's cheap and easy to fix just open it up. Let me know if this is it.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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graduar la manilla exterior que es la del problema

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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The solution clearly is to replace the release cable. Simple but unpleasant to do.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

SOURCE: 97 ford taurus hood latch broken how can i get it

strip down the plastic coating and grab some pliers or vice grips and pull it then replace your line and handle

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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