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Re: Hood Release cable snapped,cant open hood
If you chalk the wheels keys out of ignition you might be able to get it from underneath under front bumper middle!! flash light good batteries or trouble light I popped a couple this way it will come patients and a good straight edge screw driver
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If your cable is broken, not easy, so I assume you are pulling release and it is not opening hood, which is typical reason for not being able to open hood. You will need to identify where break is first, and this is the tough part, sometimes it is simply a stretched cable which happens before it snaps completely. You may have to trace cable to hood latch, you may have to cut cable to access inside wire and then use vise grips to release and then replace whole cable. FREE-PPV.com
try to see if you can remove the grill, often times the grill is held in by screws accessed from the front of the car-if that does not work, you will probably have to get under the nose of the van and reach up to grasp the cable end (use vise grips) and pop the hood. Try the grill first though, use a flash light to carefully see if it can be done that way.
get a pair of good Vise Grip locking pliers, cut back the outer sheath off the cable inside car to expose the inner wire core of the hood release cable, clamp the vise grip locking pliers as hard as poss on the inner wire core, then have someone push down on the hood over the latch area center front of hood, pull the wire core and the hood should release.
You need to bend a hook in a coat hanger and then try to snag the cable end from the front of the truck,just below the hood.If you know someone who's truck you can look at[any chev or gmc truck] it will be easier for you to figure out.You may possibly have enough cable left inside the truck to get a pair of vise grips on,that would be easier.
Usually the handle breaks off the cable, you should be able to use some vise grips to grab a hold of the cable and pull it to open the hood. To repair it the cable assembly will have to be replaced. If not you will have to gain access to the latch which is located in the front center of the hood and using a screw driver or something similar push the lever to release the latch.
Cable might be broken, is there enough hood release cable exposed that you can get pliers or vice grips to grip the bare cable and pull to release the hood? If not, you can cut back the sleeve of the cable for access. Or you will have to look from under the car to reach it from there using vise grips or pliers.
You will need to reach under the top of your hood to see if you can locate the release cable. There should be one on either side of the hood. If you can reach the cable and manage to get one side or the other released, a repetitive bouncing up & down motion on the hood should cause the other side to release.
Alternatively, if you find that the cable has broken inside under the dash, you cat tru to expose the end of the inner cable in order to be able to grasp onto the cable with a pair of vice grips or other form of plyers. Pulling on the inner cable should release the hood latches.
buy a new hood cable and have it ready for the repair. take a pair of pliers or vise-grips and grip the the cable for the hood release. As long as the cable is intact then pull on it and the hood will release. If you pull it and it does'nt release you may need someone to help and pull up on the hood while you pull on the cable.