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Ford Escape: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / Removal and Installation - Hood Latch Release Cable

Removal

Front Cable

  1. Remove the hood latch.
    Refer to: Hood Latch (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).

  1. Open the hood latch release cable junction block cover and disconnect the front hood latch release cable.
    1. Release the clips on the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Open the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Detach the rear cable from the mounting bracket.
    1. Disconnect the rear hood latch release cable end.

  1. Route the front hood latch release cable through the engine compartment.
    1. Release the front hood latch release cable routing clips.
    1. Route the front hood latch release cable through the engine compartment.

  1. Remove the front hood latch release cable.
    1. Release the front hood latch release cable routing bracket.
    1. Release the front hood latch release cable routing clips.
    1. Remove the front hood latch release cable.

Rear Cable


  1. Open the hood latch release cable junction block cover and disconnect the front hood latch release cable.
    1. Release the clips on the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Open the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Detach the rear cable from the mounting bracket.
    1. Disconnect the rear hood latch release cable end.
  1. Remove the cowl panel grille.
    Refer to: Cowl Panel Grille (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. On LH side.
    Remove the front scuff plate trim panel.
    Refer to: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

  1. Remove the hood latch release and disconnect the rear hood latch release cable.
    1. Remove the bolts.
    1. Release the rear hood latch release cable from the mounting bracket.
    1. Disconnect the rear hood latch release cable eyelet and remove the hood latch release.

  1. Route the rear hood latch release cable through the cowl.
    1. Release the rear hood latch release cable routing clip.
    1. Route the rear hood latch release cable through the cowl.

  1. Remove the rear hood latch release cable.
    1. Release the rear hood latch release cable routing clips.
    1. Route the rear hood latch release cable grommet through the cowl and remove the rear hood latch release cable.

Installation

Rear Cable


  1. Route the rear hood latch release cable through the cowl.
    1. Route the rear hood latch release cable through the cowl.
    1. Attach the rear hood latch release cable routing clip.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary if reusing the original hood latch release cable.


    Install the hood latch release and connect the rear hood latch release cable.
    1. Connect the rear hood latch release cable eyelet.
    1. Attach the rear hood latch release cable to the mounting bracket.
    1. Install the bolts.
      Torque: 12 lb.in (1.3 Nm)

  1. Route the rear hood latch release cable through the engine compartment.
    1. Route the rear hood latch release cable grommet through the cowl.
    1. Attach the rear hood latch release cable routing clips.
  1. On LH side.
    Install the front scuff plate trim panel.
    Refer to: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

  1. Connect the front hood latch release cable and close the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Attach the rear hood latch release cable end.
    1. Attach the rear cable to the mounting bracket.
    1. Close the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Secure the clips on the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
  1. Install the cowl panel grille.
    Refer to: Cowl Panel Grille (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

Front Cable


  1. Install the front hood latch release cable.
    1. Install the front hood latch release cable.
    1. Attach the front hood latch release cable routing clips.
    1. Attach the front hood latch release cable routing bracket.

  1. Route the front hood latch release cable through the engine compartment.
    1. Route the front hood latch release cable through the engine compartment.
    1. Attach the front hood latch release cable routing clips.

  1. Connect the front hood latch release cable and close the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Attach the rear hood latch release cable end.
    1. Attach the rear cable to the mounting bracket.
    1. Close the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
    1. Secure the clips on the hood latch release cable junction block cover.
  1. Install the hood latch.
    Refer to: Hood Latch (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).

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