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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have one person pull the hood release inside cab while the other person pushes down on front center of hood. One might have to push down a few times before it releases. This only works for stretched cable not broken cable.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
i have a 2001 impala & i have the same problem...as inconvenient as it is, what you do is push down on the hood while someone else pulls the release lever. this has worked everytime i've done it. hope it helps =]
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
SOURCE: broken hood latch cable
The best way to gain access is to remove the grille. Look in the holes of the grille and you'll see screws that hold the grille in place. Unscrew these and pull the grille out, then you can gain access to the bottom side of the hood latch with a screw driver to pop it open.
When replacing the release cable, be sure to grease the wear points at the latch and where the cable connects.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
SOURCE: I can,t get my hood
It actually is going to depend upon where the break in the cable is. I'm basing this on the model year but you might check to see if any of the cable is still extended & broken where it connects to the lever that you use to open it. If you can see the broken strands/cable you can easily clamp onto that with vice-grips, or similar pliers & pull on the exposed cable to open it.
IF you cannot see the cable, you are limited as the whole intent of the cable system was to prevent anyone from opening the hood without the release cable. You can attempt to determine where it broke based upon the cable you pull out of it (the part still connected to the release handle), cut the cable past that point without cutting the inner, "pull" cable, then pull on the exposed cable once out. Get your replacement cable at the dealer or local salvage yard.
Check under the hood latch opening area to see if the small cable could be snagged & pulled but that's a slim chance.
Finally, Body shops are the best at getting to things like this since they usually have to dissasemble those parts for repairs, they would be well suited to remove other parts to gain access. good luck
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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