Referring to the top photo above;
All the little torsion spring on the left does, is bring the cable back out of the jacket, thus returning the hood release lever (inside the car) to the correct position.
To the very right of the cable, there is a much bigger torsion spring that you can see.
This is what draws that lever (the one to the left of the little torsion spring) to its locked and cocked postion. Maybe that is where the problem lies.
When the hood closes, it rotates the top hook and at the same time, pre-loads that lever around the little spring so that when you pull the release lever inside the car, the hook "springs" open.
Steve - TCCoA member
2003 Crown Vic LX Sport
1995 T-Bird LX 4.6 retired at 247,888 miles
Thanks for the ride !
Last edited by Rolling-Thunder; 11-09-2004 at 10:00 PM.