Ford Taurus 94. the latch that opens the hood , broke

i can not open the hood for my car , the latch came out with 4-5 inch. of cable .
i can not see the cable inside, so i can pull it out.
what are my opptions , plase help me . is urgent .[/b]

ps i do not have time to go to a repair shop
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Please clarify, the lever under the dash or the latch under the hood is broken?
Either way, the only option you might have is a salvage yard to get a new cable, inside lever, or hood latch.
You might be better off taking it to a dealer, but even they might not be able to order these parts, if that model car/year is "obsolete" (meaning you can't get model specific parts for it anymore).
The first step would be to give a Ford dealer parts counter a call and ask for prices on those parts, if they cannot be obtained they will tell you "obsolete".
If you're handy with tools, the salvage yard is always a good option for situations like this.
Matt
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Forgot to mention, even to fix this with the correct replacement parts you'll need to open the hood by some other means.
Get yourself situated under the radiator/bumper area and you should be able to see/reach the latch from there. A flashlight will help.
Try this:
Look for where the cable is connected to the latch (should be the safety) and find a way to try to pull out the safety. Since the cable will be of no use to you located inside the cable housing you will have to work on freeing the safety by other means. Have someone push down on the hood just enough to give the safety some wiggle room and start pulling/pushing/prying/banging or whatever needs to be done to free the safety without damaging it or the latch.
After you get the hood open, refrain from slamming it down shut again until the release is fixed.
Matt
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Cable on my 95 broke right at the latch... looking close, flashlight, and contorting yourself will allow you to pull the latch.
You HAVE to release it at the point where cable connects; IIRC, cannot be forced open

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"sleepdog" wrote: > Forgot to mention, even to fix this with the correct > replacement parts > you'll need to open the hood by some other means. > > Get yourself situated under the radiator/bumper area and you > should be > able to see/reach the latch from there. A flashlight will > help. > > Try this: > > Look for where the cable is connected to the latch (should be > the > safety) and find a way to try to pull out the safety. Since > the cable > will be of no use to you located inside the cable housing you > will have > to work on freeing the safety by other means. Have someone > push down > on the hood just enough to give the safety some wiggle room > and start > pulling/pushing/prying/banging or whatever needs to be done to > free the > safety without damaging it or the latch. > > After you get the hood open, refrain from slamming it down > shut again > until the release is fixed. > > Matt
is the latch inside the car , by the pedals .
anyway, thank u much
do u think i can improvize soemthing ( like pull the cable soemwhere under the car maybe)couse, i need to fill the washer tank plus i do not have time to go to the mecanic soon
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