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1991 Buick Park Avenue - hood will not open

The hood will not open - not sure where the latch is located. The battery is dead

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Was working ok. somone looked under the hood,closed it and it appears something jammed.New battery may not have been strapped it properly

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    got the grill out of the car and do not see the cable that runs to the latch

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Latch should be inside the car the towards the floor towards the left and if it still wont open when you pull the latch give the hood a couple taps and use lube on the hinge

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Sorry thundergod but people put to much stock in WD 40 it to me is just a fast evaporating lube. If the hood is frozen as a result of rust I think it is called PB works much better. On my 91 buick I was able to access the latches better after taking the front grill off. It is attached with tork screws known to some as star screws. this still doesn't offer total access but you have a better chance at working with it. Also had to use 2 people to open hood because hood spring was meeting header. took some rocking hood while the other person pulled the latch repeatedly. But you see an elk damaged my front end so you may not have the same issue.

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