Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-18-2013, 06:48 PM
surreyboy surreyboy is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 18
surreyboy is starting off with a positive reputation.
hood wont open....

hey every one , sorry if this is the wrong spot to post this....

today i pulled the hood latch to check the oil & the cable broke !!! can any one tell me how i can open the hood with out the cable ?? & also , any one know the part # for the cable ??

thanks every one , appreciate any comments or opinions ! cheers !
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2013, 07:04 PM
Mdt1992's Avatar
Mdt1992 Mdt1992 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: VA BEACH
Posts: 324
Mdt1992 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
i had it happen to me, i went through the grill and unbolted the latch from the radiator support, its tight in there but you can get them
__________________
1995 F250 SC. 4X4, 4in lift. 35x12.50's, straight piped, napa 6637, FPR shim, Ts 6 pos. chip, digital ETG gauge, HPX, 3" DP, EBPV delete, Baby Swamps Injectors, Coolingmist Water/Meth inj.
1999 Escort----the back and forth to work vehicle so the truck can get torn apart in my driveway haha
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-19-2013, 03:22 PM
ch88250's Avatar
ch88250 ch88250 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 44
ch88250 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have been able to get in there on other cars and trucks and find where the cable attaces to the latch and either pull on the cable with needle nose vise grips or if the cable is broken there move the latch arm that the cable pulls..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-22-2013, 11:03 PM
Bird Hunter Bird Hunter is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 42
Bird Hunter is starting off with a positive reputation.
Not sure of the part numbers but you can get a replacement from LMC truck. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-23-2013, 09:02 AM
OldWoodsDiesel's Avatar
OldWoodsDiesel OldWoodsDiesel is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Exton, PA
Posts: 1,429
OldWoodsDiesel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I was just messing with my hood latch this weekend, so the mechanism is in my head pretty good. if the cable broke off inside the latch mechanism, you're gonna be stuck unbolting the mech from the radiator support like mtd said. I can't think of any way you'd be able to actuate the mechanism through the grill without a cable...

if it broke off from the handle in the cab you could grab that with visegrips, like CH says. Its probably broken in one of those two places rather than in the middle somewhere...

good luck!
__________________
JP
96 F250 SCLB 4x4 7.3L PSD - RED (RIP - the part out has begun)
97 F350 CCLB 4x4 7.3L PSD - WHITE (361k mi - DD, auto->ZF5, 3.55LS, 6637, 3"DP->StraightPipe, 33x12.5x16.5's, object of more upgrades)
97 F250 RCLB 2WD 5.8L gas - BLUE (ZF5, 3.55, distant-future-project-truck - 235k mi)
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 09:02 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Broken Hood Release Cable chadwj Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 5 06-27-2007 11:53 AM
Hood Release cable ishamael69 Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 3 08-09-2004 05:33 PM
Hood latch cable broke Capt Quahog 1997 - 2003 F150 4 01-03-2004 12:57 AM
Hood locks and cable release ivanribic 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 11-26-2003 08:36 AM
97 explorer hood wont open musclemaker Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 1 08-11-2003 09:38 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup