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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
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..
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...
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)
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