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Tighten hood release cable?

superskid

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I have a stock 1995 Ford Explorer, when I pull on the hood release latch it seems that it is not tight enough to actually release the hood latch.

Is there an easy way to fix this?

Thanks,
 
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superskid

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Had to get under the hood again today and had to put a long screw driver in behind the latch under the dash and pull down on the release cable.

There has to be a better way?
 
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Dan Whitaker

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You need to clean and lube the hood latch. I bet this would fix the problem.

As far as I know the cable can't be shortened. You would have to replace the cable if it has stretched.
 
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robertoa1a

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The cable bracket under the dash may be bent out. The cable coming infrom the fire wall may have gotted kicked and crimped. Then again maybe the cable really stretches.

I got the same problem. I rigged something in the grill as the mechanism still wirks fine. Thats temporary though.
 
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