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Old 12-19-2008, 08:03 AM
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Hood release cable broke HELP!!!!

Anyone have any tricks for getting it open on a 97 F-350 . It broke just inside the grille so I can't even get vise grips on it to open and of course I need washer fluid.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:35 PM
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is there any cable left coming off the latch? If so reach in throw the grill. grab whats left of the cable and pull. Mine broke over a year ago and I still havent fixed mine. I just reach in and pull on the cable.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:40 PM
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Can't remember for sure but seems like when I had a truck like that I would pull with pliers through the grill, nut it's been a long time since I've had to deal with a truck that has a broken hood pull. Other thing you could do is strip the plastic off in the cab and pull on the wire
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:18 AM
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The cable broke inside the locking mechanism for the hood. Pulling on the cable was the first thing I did. The good new is I pulled on the release inside cab and after 12+ hours of plowing it got popped up so I'll have to look into it after I fix my sander which went down during the snow storm . First comes some shut eye
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