On my 2000 Moutaineer the hood won't open. You see a rusty latch trying to move. on 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

The rusty hood latch behind the grill still has the cable attached and tight on both ends (Release Lever in truck) I wish there was a way to get some grease on that latch or better yet get the hood opened first....

by in Holyoke, MA on November 21, 2011
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ANSWER by , November 21, 2011
Can you open the hood at all, try getting a good application of spray on the latching mechanism. WD40 is well known but not great, Liquid wrench or Worth make better penetrating oil that may free up the latch.
COMMENT by , November 22, 2011
Nope I can't open the hood at all. I'll give your idea a try but was thinking WD-40 but the ones you suggested are better. I was just worried if a little over spray would hurt the radiator? Thanks for the tip I'll let you know if it works...