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Hood latch 1998 ford explorer sport

Hood latch is stuck in closed position I have tried everything pushing down on hood while engaging hood latch screw drivers pushing on anything I can reach lubing please help!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    hood latch won't release...stuck closed

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    same hood latch problem

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    unable to release the hood from inside is there anther way to release the hood to open

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    hood will not release

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    1997 Ford Explorer I can't close my hood and I can't afford to pay for a repair. I've secured it with a twisted steel bike cord and lock. Is there a better way? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Latch will mot completely close/latch

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Can't close hood

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Graduar la manilla exterior que es la del problema

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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