Question about Ford Merkur XR4Ti
Cable relese is broken cannot open from inside Car.
FROM UNDERNEATH VEHICLE:
REACH UP TO HOOD LATCH AND REELASE CABLE MECHANISM WITH A LONG SCREWDRIVER
Posted on Jul 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
the outer cable may have come loose near the lock, if the grille screws are accessable remove the grille and you will have access to the underside of the lock, you may need a screwdriver to push the lock lever aside to unlock the bonnet
Posted on May 23, 2009
you can often release the hood latch from under the car, or through the grille, by reaching up to the hood latch mechanism with a long screwdriver or pliers, or a piece of coat hanger, whichever works in your particular case. G/L
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
No by pass however there should be.
You have to lay under the car and with a light see if you can identify where the cable connects to the hood latch control, follow the black tubular plastic cable , should be in the center of the hood just in front of the radiator, with a lot of luck a long handled straight bladed screw driver may be able to open the latch by prying the latch in the right spot, be careful not to bent the latch because it is not made of the highest quality forged steel.
If the grille can be removed that will greatly help with a perfect vision as to what and where the latch/cable is or isn't doing and how to repair it.
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
first, try smacking the hood at one of the front corners while someone else pulls the release handle. or even after you've pulled on it. if that works, once open, adjust and lubricate the hood latch assembly. if it still won't open, and it's the cable and not the latch you'll have to replace it anyway, so instead of removing the grill, cut the cable behind the pull lever under the dash where you can reach it. then skin the outer cable insulation away from the actual steel cable exposing an inch or two of it. then holding the insulation and plastic housing with pliers, grab the steel cable itself with pliers and pull it to open the hood. then replace the cable. the further you can reach up under the panel the better your chances of getting past the broken part of the cable and avoid removing the grill. you might also be able to gain access from up under the car if you're lucky.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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