If you crawl underneath the front of the car you will see 2 half inch bolts holding the latch together. Take these two bolts out. This will open your hood. Your cable is either broke or your latch spring is broke.
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Re: disconnected hood latch
In the front in the back of the front grill look near the top middle the latch is there if our lucky you should see the black cable that the hood pull on it it should realese itself if not you have to go with a screwdriver and wiggle it hope it help fixya our post thank you pierre
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you don't have many options right now, here is what you can try.
if the cable broke on the dash end, try to removing the release latch from the dash and grab the remaining part of the cable with locking pliers.
if the cable broke at the hood latch end. you will need to pry the latch open in the same direction that the cable release operates. this might be possible with a long flat screw driver with the grill in place. to accomplish this try finding photos of the latch online to see how the mechanism operates. there will be two levers one with the cable attached the other is the safety. the cable lever needs to be released for the hood to open
If its like mine, the release handle doesn't poke up, you have to press downward about 8-10 inches to the left of the ford emblem on the grill. Usually, the handle is INSIDE the grill, but mine is in the crack between the hood and frame when you pop the hood. Hope that helps.
Hi, hector- do you mean the Hood Release? That involves taking off that frnt valance in front of the radiator, the right headlight assy, under the electrical box, and following it back through the firewall. Start at the valance, the plastic one first, then the steel radiator support valance, and disconnect the hood latch from the steel support. Un hook the cable from the latch and begin to pull it back. As a safety measure, you might want to disconnect the battery so nothing can short out. Under the dash, un hook it from the back of the e-pedal and reverse the procedure for reassembly. Tedious, yes. Impossible, no. Good luck!
You don't have to take the grille apart, besides, you can't take it apart without the hood open, so what he wants to do is smash it open. If you get another vehicle just like yours to look at under the hood, you can see exactly what to grab with a small hook or wire, you can pop the hood this way, some fords have a pinhole for popping the hood, might take you an hour to do it, but it can be done. Check it out, hope this helps.
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.
I would have someone hold the hood release latch while bumping the front of the hood to try to bump the hood loose. Once opened, be sure to lubricate the hood latch under the hood and also lubericate the safety latch as well to prevent this in the future. Use white lithium grease to lube all latches. Be sure to work the latch a couple dozen times after lubricating a few times before closing the hood to ensure it is working properly.