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Hood release cable is broken

The hood release cable is broken and I cannot get the main latch to open on hood

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    its a 1985 and the cable is there but only the gas latch opens can I open it manually?

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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?

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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 ?

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    Dan Chandler Dec 08, 2013

    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 ?I tried a pair of vise-grips on the cable after removing half the dash covers but the cable broke now I have a bigger problem tried to push on the latch with a bar it moves but wont release latch?????:(

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    Dan Chandler Dec 08, 2013

    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 ?I tried a pair of vise-grips on the cable after removing half the dash covers but the cable broke now I have a bigger problem tried to push on the latch with a bar it moves but wont release latch?????:(

  • Melissa Flannery
    Melissa Flannery Jan 18, 2016

    This is exactly what happened to us with a new yorker (a 94) how did you ever fix this issue? Dan Chandler

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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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SOURCE: Hood won't open. Cable is broken and can't get hood to pop.

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

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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

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SOURCE: Hood latch will not release the hood. Possible

you need to try to reach for the cable under the car or try to get the cable from under the dashboard,good luck

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Stuck hood latch on 1996 chrysler concorde- Possible broken cable

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.

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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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