Hood Stuck Shut

ford
ranger

#1

On my '93 Ford Ranger XLT (2.3L I4), the hood is stuck shut. The latch in the cabin has very little resistance and the wire is still connected to the latch assembly. I tried manually unlatching it with a long screwdriver, but I cannot find the switch that will unlock the latch so I can open the hood.


#2

You might have to remove the grill to get at the release mechanism.


#3

Try this method…its a 2 part video


#4

Watch this video.

Tester


#5

The screws to the grill are all right under the hood, I can’t get to them :frowning:


#6

Update: A spring just fell out of it


#7

I had this problem on a S10 and the local body shop opened it and fixed the cable for about 100.00 several years ago.