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The cable is frozen or the mechanism is siezed for the hood of my 1996 Pontiac Grand prix. Is there a way for me to open it?

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  • michellelnoy Jan 07, 2009

    My cable for the same type of car is broken, do you know how to replace it? I've pulled on the underneath so many times it has stretched out and now is nearly impossible to release.



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Your cable is probably broken somewhere, Please do not give me a rating unless it is a fixya, anyother just hurts my rating for trying to help. I have had to open hoods on lots of cars when the cable or latch is broken, been in the car repair business for over thirty years, be patient and do not vote on any one till your problem is solved, If the cable will not pull, froze up, etc. your next bet is to try and reach up behind the actual latch from under the car, you should be able to feel the cable connected to the latch, you and pull cable housing away from latch in most circumstances, and pull on it to pop your hood, it's not easy and GM designed it that Please do not give a rating if it is anything but a fixa, if not please explain more and I will help as best I can.

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