How to open the hood on 1993 Ford Crown Victoria

the latch in the car releases the hood but the latch under the hood on the outside of the car does not want to release...what am i doing wrong?

by in Potwin, KS on November 27, 2012
3 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by on November 27, 2012
possibly it is sticking or the spring is weak...
COMMENT by on November 28, 2012
spring not intergral: coiled,twisted,non-symentryical appearance.
ANSWER by on November 28, 2012
Have someone pull hood release while you bump hood at front center with your hand, when hood opens lube the latch assem. and hinges!
COMMENT by on November 28, 2012
That worked; however, when I reset the lock assembly to approximate original, all failed: hood is still locked-down. Under-chassis release manuovre failed. Cannot make hood open maually at this point.
COMMENT by on November 28, 2012
Did you lube the latch like i suggested while it was open? W-D 40 works! For a while.
COMMENT by on November 28, 2012
Do you mean you have the hood open and locked the latch back and can't unlock it now? DEFINE RESET THE LOCK. I am sure you did not try to do any adjustments, right? When all you needed was a little oil on the hood latch.
ANSWER by on November 28, 2012
or seek help removing grill to access cable or latch assm
COMMENT by on November 28, 2012
Thanks. Did that from underneath, but lock fails to respond.
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