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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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My hood latch on my 2011 ranger is not opening the hood from

Customer Question

My hood latch on my 2011 ranger is not opening the hood from the inside
JA: Do you hear a thunk when you pull the lever?
Customer: I hear nothing
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It feels like the cable has come loose. I have tried hitting the hood near the drivers side at the top
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

The cable could have come loose on either end or simply broken the cable.

It's best to download some photos of a new latch mechanism so you can try to figure out how it unlatches, so you can somehow get a long screwdriver or something similar up there from underneath and pop the latch open. Look for where the cable attaches and try to pry that in the direction the cable would pull it if it were working.