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95 plymouth voyager hood release broke

The cable on the hood release broke and so i cant get the hood up, i need to get the hood up and boost the van because the battery is dead. Is there any way to get the hood open with out that latch?

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Get a pair of vice grips and use them to get a hold of what remains of the release cable and pull,,,after success,,,get a new cable installed.

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