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Hood does not open

I have a 2004 F150,To open the hood takes two people, one to pull the handle inside and one to pull up on the hood. How can I adjust this to be a one person operation?

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  • neil_baksh Apr 13, 2009

    It is all good, I believe the cable is too long but I do not know how to adjust it



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Grease the latch mechanism, and make sure spring isn't broken

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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    Paul Apr 13, 2009

    whilst the bonnet is open (hood in your language :)

    look at the latch mechanism whilst somebody inside car pulld lever, see if the latch is being pulled all the way out,... check this by pushing it further with a tool (screwdriver etc, this will tell you if cable is prob.)

    if that seems ok. try

    there should be a couple bolts holding the latch mechanism on, loosen them and tap it a little... the whole mechanism should move, re-align it visually so that the pin from the bonnet doesn't touch the body of the mechanism when closing... tighten bolts.





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