Question about 1998 Ford Taurus
You don't have a key to unlock the door ?
It might be easier to hook a jumper cable to the battery post on the starter from under the car, instead of trying to open the hood thru the grille.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: hood release inside my 2000
Your hood is supposed to "pop" open from the latch when you pull on the hood release in the car. You have one of two problems...
1. Everything is working fine except the rubber bumpers under your hood are set too low and not providing the "spring force" necessary for the hood to pop free from the latch. When this happens, you pull the release- it opens the latch momentarily, but since the hood doesn't pop free, you can't go to the front of the car and open it. To check this, have someone else pull and hold the hood release lever in the car while you simultaneously go around front and pull upward on the hood. If this works, adjust your rubber bumpers up a bit to provide better spring force.
2. The cable may be broken. This is less likely, and if the hood release feels right when you pull it, I don't think this is your issue.
Posted on Feb 06, 2011
Are you getting any codes from the Check Engine Light? This sounds like it could have something to do with a sensor. Check your air filter and make sure it's clean. The tach on my 1999 doesn't really work, but it hasn't coincided with other driveability problems. The engine doesn't change in it's RPM's, the tachometer just stops working. Have your charging system checked. The shaking might be coming from bad fuel pump operation, clogged fuel filter, or dirty fuel injectors. Try putting an additive into your gastank to clean the injectors (a bottle of Seafoam is great for this). Try calling your local Autozone and see if they do free trouble code scanning. This might help lead you in a better direction.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
Sometimes it appears nothing happens but after pulling the hood get out and try reaching under the hood for the latch. However if nothing at all happened you need someone to press down lightly on the hood as you pull the cord.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
would be the relay sticking allowing the power to run lights even though there is no power triggering the relay would pay to get new relay and see what happens as is commin problem
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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