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The hook on my latch assembly wont grab the loop on my hood.its stuck in the open possition. the cable doesnt return and the handle is loose. the truck is a 97 f-150 pick up.

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The hood release cable is stuck inside the plastic sheath, you can try spraying with WD 40 repeatedly and let soak in between cable and sheath and using needle nose pliers gently try to slide cable back and forth but most likely the cable needs to be replaced.

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