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Hood latch cable replacement , when cable is pulled it will not release latch. Thanks for your help.

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  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    the cable of the latch moves but will not release.. how can i get in the engine compartment without the inside latch?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I've had an old issue with my 01 focus hatchback where the hood latch is hanging by the cable. Now, as of recent, the hood wont close all the way and will bounce ever so slightly when I drive. Solutions to either of these issues would be a great help

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    hood latch cable too hard to pull

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Latch wont release seat from raised position

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Adjust latch assemble under hood or cable not hooked right

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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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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?

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SOURCE: gmc astro van hood latch not opening

Try smacking down on the hood with a open hand.You may want to have someone inside to pull the lever while you hit on the hood.If you do get it open spray everthing down with a good lubicant.Well good luck and hope this helped.

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