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1993 Ford Crown Victoria Question: How to open the hood

 

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morninglory, Potwin, KS, November 27, 2012, 20:03
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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?

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    your.mechanic November 27, 2012, 21:20
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    possibly it is sticking or the spring is weak...

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    CVPI2002, November 28, 2012, 20:10
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    spring not intergral: coiled,twisted,non-symentryical appearance.

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    pushrod November 28, 2012, 00:19
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    Have someone pull hood release while you bump hood at front center with your hand, when hood opens lube the latch assem.
    and hinges!

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    CVPI2002, November 28, 2012, 20:16
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    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.

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    pushrod, November 28, 2012, 20:22
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    Did you lube the latch like i suggested while it was open? W-D 40 works! For a while.

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    pushrod, November 28, 2012, 20:22
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    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.

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    globalhelper November 28, 2012, 06:34
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    or seek help removing grill to access cable or latch assm

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    CVPI2002, November 28, 2012, 20:18
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    Thanks.
    Did that from underneath, but lock fails to respond.

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