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Hood release will not "pop" the hood. Have to place a wedge under the hood to release it so I can open the hood.
The metal loop on the hood is probably misaligned from the latch at the bottom. The loop should have a couple of bolts to loosen and adjust.
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
Not sure what it is by the description, but try these few suggestions. If the hood lever doesn't return after you pull it, you're more than likely going to need a cable.
1: Try pushing down on the hood (lightly) while someone pulls the lever.
2: Try pulling up on the hood (lightly) while someone pulls the lever.
3: If any of those suggestions work, and the hood pops, spray the entire mechanism with WD 40 (or something like it). Spray the part attached to the hood and the part attached to the car. Post back to let us know if you got it opened or not, and if not, can you hear a noise when you pull the lever, and does the lever fall back into place when you release it.
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: hood latch won't release
This has happened to me several times, this will take two people, but all you need to do is have one person pull the hood release, while person number 2 pushes down on the hood, and then pulls up...that ought to do the trick
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
2000 FORD SUPER DUTY 5.4 HOOD STICKS.YOU CAN HAVE AN ASSISTANT PULL THE HOOD CABLE AND EASILY OPEN THE HOOD BUT THE HOOD WILL NOT POP UP ON ITS OWN..ANY ADVISE?
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
if the cable is not broken then pull the release then take the side of your fist and pound on the hood starting towards the top drivers side and slowly move towards the latch try it a few times i have to do this every single time on my blazer
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
SOURCE: My hood latch is broken
If the cable link to the latch is rusty or broken you have to take the front grid down. It's relatively easy. It's held there by plastic fasteners. Then reach for the latch with you hand, or the leftover broken cable. Pull it, it should release the first latch, than you just have to get to the security latch, like you usually do to open the hood.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
NO there is no manual way . get a good flash light and look at teh latch through the grill or from under the truck and try and pop it with a long flat blade screw driver
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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Locate the interior hood-release lever under the dashboard on the driver's side of the interior of the car.
Lift up and toward you on the hood release lever. The lever is connected to a cable that releases the hood. The hood will pop up about 1/2 inch when you pull the lever.
Move to the front of the car and locate the exterior hood-release lever under the front of the hood. It is located near the middle of the vehicle, just beyond where the front edge of the hood meets the body. Lift up on the inner lever.
Lift up on the edge of the hood while holding the inner lever in place. When the hood is up, find the hood prop and raise it, setting its tip in the hood-prop mount on the hood, to hold the hood up while you work in the engine bay.
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