Question about 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I was checking my oil and went to close the hood which would not close all the way. I loosened the 2 nots on the latch assembly and lubricated the assembly with WD40 and put it back on. The hood did close complete;y, however when I went to test it with hood latch inside the car, it was completely loose. Is there any way to get the hood open?
Yes, there is a way. I've had to do it three times. Once I got it the first time, 2 and 3 were easy. You're going to need a flashlight and a long screwdriver or needlenose pliers.
Get to the grill and look through with the flashlight. You're looking for the hood release cable. Follow it as far as you can to just beneath the hood latch.
Now look for the clamp on the outer part of the cable. To the left of that you should see the inner cable (the part that moves and pulls the latch). Try to either grab it with the pliers or get the screwdriver above it and pull down. You'll here it click open when you get it.
If the cable is broken or off, you're still in the right area. Look for the latch assembly, there are two or three small arms beneath. Try to move each one to the right. Be patient, you'll get it open.
Comment me back to let me know how it goes.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Thankyou, sounds like it will work, it is -33 with the windchill, so will not be doing this for a day or so, You have been very helpfull , Mel
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