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Broken Hood Release Cable

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by artgod33, December 29, 2008.

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  1. artgod33

    artgod33 Member

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    My hood release cable had been sticking/ not really working. It was a real big pain in the ass to get the hood cracked open.

    Well over the weekend it finally snapped.

    I can't get a good grip with channel locks to pull it fromt he inside.

    How can I get the hood open fromt he outside?

    I figure I will take out the assembly and just install hood pins to make future life much easier.
     
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  3. Cobraguy

    Cobraguy Well-Known Member

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    Cut the cable under the hood where you can reach it easily. Trim back the housing a bit and get a grip on the cable there.

    Then, instead of butchering the hood with pins, go spend a few bucks on a new cable. They aren't that hard to install.
     
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    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    Rubber hood catchers, better alternative than hood pin. Light weight too. :thumbsup:

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  5. artgod33

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    Well the cable completely stretched even when I grabbed it from the grill.

    I got the hood open then held it closed with some duct tape till I went and bought two rubber latches.

    removed the whole assembly and now have a menaer loking hood that opens and closes easily and when I want it to.

    Now to replace those freakin worn out gas shocks so the hood stops shutting on my head!
     

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