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Hood latch will not pop open hood, No, 2005, Pull the lever

Customer Question

Hood latch will not pop open hood
JA: Do you hear a thunk when you pull the lever?
Customer: No
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Pull the lever my mechanic hits on the hood to get it to open. Need to jump start vehicle
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 9 months ago.

Have you tried to hit on the hood to get it to open yourself? this is usually most effective if done while someone is simultaneously pulling the latch.

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 9 months ago.

It is best to hit the hood right in the center with a closed fist or to push down on it in that area while someone else is at the same time pulling the latch. If you are able to get it to open, you can usually adjust the latch by loosening the two bolts right in the front and moving it up or down. It is also possible that you may need to apply a lubricant such as wd-40 to the latch mechanism itself in order to get it to operate properly.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Tried hitting on hood
No one here waiting for tow truck
I
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 9 months ago.

Yikes, I'm sorry. When you pull the latch to open the hood, is there resistance or does it feel like there is no cable there, as if the cable has snapped?

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 9 months ago.

Hi, this is Josh checking in to see if you ever got your issue resolved...

Expert:  Ray M. replied 9 months ago.

What model is your Ford?