Question about Mazda Cars & Trucks
When I pull the release handle under the dash there is no resistance. it appears that the cable is no longer attached to the handle. How difficult is it to replace the cable?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hood latch cable replacement ,
I have a broken cable on a 2002 focus. I now use a flat steel ruller and insert it between the bottom fins of the grill infront of the rad. Use a flashlight to see the latch mechanism where the cable pulls on for the first few attempts until you are use to finding the location. You don't want to jab the rad. I am currently scouring the wreckers for a replacement.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
This is not the solution I wanted. My wife was driving to visit our daughter, and the idler pully came apart. She had the vehicle towed to a garage, where they changed the cable, along with repairing the pulley.
I could have fixed it myself, and saved some money, but I didn't get the opportunity.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
The latch is stuck in the open position. I always found white lithium grease worked best on those latches but any good lubricant will work. Try moving the latch manually with a screwdriver. After applying the lubricant move the latch a few times. You should see the tension return to the release, if it doesn't you have a broken release cable.
Posted on May 10, 2009
you have to route cable along the fender side under the hood like on battery side. you have to run it where it wont get in contact with drive belt.your cable has a ball of metal at the end of it.your hood latch should have a clip where you put your cable in it.you should not have to remove nothing.just drop cable in place.
Posted on May 17, 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
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