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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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My hood latch want release. I can't open my hood. Help, 1999

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My hood latch want release. I can't open my hood. Help
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercury?
Customer: 1999 mountaineer
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Keep pulling cable hitting front of hood would like to fix self, but either way to take to shop it has to have before I can drive it
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I was having a very hard time getting it to lack back when it would open, but this last time we closed it I think we picked it down to hard want open for anything
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  A. Penland replied 10 months ago.

Try pulling the release under the dash while a helper hits the hood where the hood latch is. Do not hit too hard or you will dent the hood. Please let me know if this works.