I know this thread is old, but I recently had an issue with my hood cable, apparently battery acid over the years had eaten away at the cable, and it snapped.
Using the picture Snow Wolf provided I was able to crawl under the truck, and theres a very small area where I took a very long prybar, approx 2 feet long, and was able to get it next to the latch (where the arrow is pointing) and pry it towards the driver side and opened the hood.
I then cut the bad section out of the cable, re-routed it out to behind the bumper so I can open my hood with pliers untill my new cable arrives.
Hope this helps someone down the line, if they ever have this issue.
99 ranger sport model
Last edited by Stutgrtguy; 05-24-2015 at 03:49 PM.
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