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Ford Expedition 99 - Can't hood won't open


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guitar548
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Mar 26, 2019, 3:09 PM

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Ford Expedition 99 - Can't hood won't open Sign In

I tried to open up the hood to my ford expedition 99 and it won't open. Then I look at using a screw driver but there is a plastic covering. How do I remove the plastic cover? Would it help to spray wd 40 inside of it to loosen it up? I took a picture you can check with the image below.

https://ibb.co/XDXvQsx

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Hammer Time
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Mar 26, 2019, 3:25 PM

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Re: Ford Expedition 99 - Can't hood won't open Sign In

Yes, most hood releases are protected so you don't have easy access. Getting it open can be a real trick sometimes. It mostly depends on where the problem with the cable is. Sometimes you can access the cable a few feet before the latch. If not, you are probably going to have to fight with it from below.



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guitar548
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Apr 1, 2019, 6:30 AM

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I remove some of the plastic cover. I took a video and posted on youtube what is going on when the latch is pulled.

https://youtu.be/CzYEgSiW45Y


Hammer Time
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Apr 1, 2019, 6:53 AM

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Looks like there is a lot of rust damage to the latch. You may have a big problem. Unbolting the whole latch may be the only answer.



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Bulldogge79
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Apr 12, 2019, 11:01 PM

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Re: Ford Expedition 99 - Can't hood won't open Sign In

Just a suggestion. Have you tried having some just punch the hood lightly while you pulled the handle from the inside. Or is the handle pulling with no resistance or feeling of disengagement? If it is cable they are known to stretch. You may want to consider replacing the cable. You can disassemble it from the handle to see if you pull it a bit further if that works. Hopefully it didn't seize or break inside. You might have to fish a rod in to hit the release from underneath. You should be able to get at it if you remove the grill. I don't recall if that grill comes off from the outside. It can be a pain but once it's open you should really look for a means of opening until you repair it.






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