Question about 1998 Chrysler Concorde
The hood release cable is broken and I cannot get the main latch to open on hood
We have a old 1994 chrysler new yorker and the hood release broke, so we had to manually pull the latch by hand (by reaching under the hood) The latch was easy to find; however, simply pulling this latch was good for naught! This did absolutely nothing! No work today:( Really hope this car lasts for another month! Any ideas?
Posted on Jan 18, 2016
I tried a long screwdriver to release latch but no luck cant take grill out because all bolts are under hood that wont open cant reach it from underneath any other suggestions ?
Posted on Dec 08, 2013
Is there any part of the cable inside the cabin that you can pull with a pair of pliers? I suggest that you try that. You may need to disassemble it from the pull handle to make that work.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
NO there is no manual way . get a good flash light and look at teh latch through the grill or from under the truck and try and pop it with a long flat blade screw driver
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
SOURCE: broken hood latch cable
all you have to do is grab flash light look through the grill should see were the cable goes through hood latch should be able to reach it with screw driver to push over and unlatch or you will have to go from under front bumper to unlatch.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
take off the left front wheel and fender well. slice off the hood cable insulation get a hook too pull the wire have a buddy pull up on the hood while doing this. Should pop open then hope this helps u out.
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
I would try pushing down and pulling up on the hood while someone operates the hood latch. I'd try to spray some WD-40 between the hood and grill area. From underneath, you may be able to use a long screw driver to try to move the release lever over to release the hood.
Posted on May 03, 2010
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It may be that your hood release cable that runs from the hood release is broken. You'r going to have to try and manually release the hood latch by tripping the release through the grill with something like a long screwdriver. You should be able to identify the latch trigger by following the cable to end.
You might also try having push down on the hood while another person tries to trip the latch if the cable isn't broken, but just stuck.
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