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Hood will not release

I have a 1995 Buick Lesabre. When I pull the hood release the hood will not pop. How do I get the hood open?

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  • richmiller32 Dec 07, 2008

    Yes, I have put pliers on the actual cable from the inside of the car and pulled and the hood would not pop. My hood is flexible so I was able to get my hands underneith the hood and lift up on the secondary latch. The hood appears to still be latched from the primary latch. I don't know where the cable runs to or if there is a way I can release the primary latch from underneith or outside of the car in any way.

  • richmiller32 Dec 07, 2008

    I'm not sure that I understand what you mean by the housing it runs through. I'm trying to figure out where the cable runs through because I can't see anything from the outside. If I know where to look I can try to go underneith the car and find it. Where is the actual release underneith the hood? I do appreciate the effort your making to help.

  • richmiller32 Dec 09, 2008

    Thanks for the help. I finally figured out what the problem was. The bar that the primary latch attaches to was broken on one side because it rusted apart. I took off my grill and pryed on it. The bar is attached to my hood so I'm not sure how to fix the problem but I do know how to get it open now.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    At work I put the car on a hoist and reach the main latch from underneath, do you have a good floor jack and stands (for safety), you will need to get the car about 3 feet off the ground, and I was not talking about the cable but the housing it runs through, pull on that.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    There is no quick answer to this, have you tried pulling the outside of the release cable really hard

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    after pulling hood release hood will not pop up need to pry hood up to open


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Pull the lever and with your hand pull up on the hood. You may need somebody to hold the lever inside the car while somebody pulls up on the hood. The spring mechanism may be faulty.

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