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How do you get the hood open on a 1997 explorer when the latch does not work?

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2011-09-14 03:12:34
2011-09-14 03:12:34

If the hood got stuck on my explorer, I would try first lubing up the mechanism with wd-40. If that fails, look for the cable running to the latch from the handle in the cab. Try disconnecting that or pulling the cable manually from the grill. Make sure you pull up on the hood before pushing the lever; sometimes you need to push or pull it. Or just torch the latch...:)

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