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Cable came out of my hood latch release holder. How do I put it back in?

I put the cable pack in the release box but when I sit it pack in the engine shield it pops back out

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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.

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Adjust at the pull handle inside the car.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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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

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SOURCE: stuck hood on 2000 ford 250, latch release won't work

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

SOURCE: my hood will not open, the cable release seems to

You can pop out the intake plastic grid and access the hood lock mechanism from there

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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Cut the outer hood release cable sheath (under the dash) back to expose the inner wire cable, then using a pair of locking pliers (Vise Grips) pull on the inner release cable while another person pushes down over the latch area of the hood to relieve pressure on the latch and make it easier to open, the hook is released lubricate the hood latch and hood latch striker with white Lithium Grease (AKA "Lubriplate")

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look under the dash see if cable is broken close to that end
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if broken at the engine bay
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Quite often the hood latch will not release for one of two reasons. Firstly, the latch is gummed up with old grease, and secondly the cable is kinked and does not release the latch. I is also possible that the latch is damaged, possibly at one time the hood was forced down at a slight angle which could damage the latch.
First, check the cable. Unhook the cable from the latch by pressing the latch back as far as possible with a tool and unhooking the cable. Let an assistant pull the hood release inside the vehicle and feel if the cable moves in freely and you can easily pull it back by hand. If not, replace the cable. Do NOT close the hood while you have the cable out!
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I just helped my brother get into the engine compartment of is 1996 or 1997 Loyale when his cable broke. I used a loop of hanger wire, bent it in half then bent the loop so there was a kink in it about 45 degrees at about 2 inches from the end. I was able to go to the back of the latch (closest to the engine) and with a couple of false starts I was finally able to grab the latch that held the hood fast. I had him put a bit of pressure on the hood to release the tension. When I thought I had it, I could hear the spring, I had him release his hold and pull up on the hood. I came up to the second latch down and we were in. I used the coat hanger to make a temporary pulling device to use at the grill.

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Your hood latch probably isn't returning to the right position for it to catch. This is commonly caused by one of two problems: (1) too much hardened grease and crud on the latch itself is keeping it from operating freely; or (2) the hood release cable has gotten rusty or kinked over time and is no longer releasing completely.
I would suggest testing the hood release cable before doing anything else. It's an easy test and it only takes a minute. Enlist the help of a second person to pull the hood release lever while you look at the hood latch. When your helper pull on the release, you should see the cable pull part of the hood latch. When they let go, that part should swing back to its prior position. Using a long-shafted screwdriver, see whether you can "help" that moving part move any further on its return path. If you can push the latch any significant amount, it's not returning all the way to its proper position, and your hood release cable is probably binding.
In the short term, if you manually push the hood latch back into position, you should be able to close your hood again. However, you'll have to do this each time you open the hood. In addition, you run the risk that, not too far in the future, your hood release cable will actually completely bind or snap, and then you'll have a much harder time opening your hood to replace the cable (or do anything else, like add oil or washer fluid).

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Hood latch will not close all the way


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Grab a flashlight and a long screwdriver and peer straight down into the hood latch. You should see the end of the hood cable, it's looped in to a metal bracket. Have a helper pull and let go the hood release cable from inside the car, this cable should move to the when pulled, and return when released.

If it doesn't return, the cable is stretched, or a spring is broken from the cable assembly. Here's a quick fix:

Facing the car and using the screwdriver, push the bracket to your left as far as you can. This resets the latch. Drop the hood from about 2-3 feet above the latch. You need to close it with a bit of speed or the release mechanism will just move. It might take a few times of moving the cable and dropping the hood to get it to latch.

Permanent fix is to replace the cable.

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Open hood of similar vehicle to locate hood latch release cable to hood latch attachment point.

Using modified antenna, note approximate location that antenna will have to enter in between fascia and hood to access the hood latch cable attachment point. This should be toward the left edge of the Saturn emblem. Also note position of the modified antenna base. It should be angled downward.

Note: Use protective tape on the hood and fascia where the antenna will be inserted to protect the surfaces from scratches
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Very common problem with the dodges, look under your dash and you will see where the probably now broken cable use to connect. You can pull it by hand to release the hood, They are not hard to replace, just unbolt the handle unit and bolt in the new one. The cable usually just snaps into a holder on the bracket under the dash. Some if these vehicles came with the hood cable that goes all the way to the hood release latch under the hood if that is the case you can still open the hood you just have to do it from under the car in the front. Hope this helped

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