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Re: hood release froze
If you don't have a garage be inventive..a long cord and a space heater or a plumbers thing, you know you light it for melting soder and stuff. when you need it bad enough you'll think of something,,,i'm sure good-luck ray
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I have had a similar problem with a 2000 Jeep Cherokee classic. It turned out that the cable linking the hood latch to the hood release lever froze up and just needed replacement. My hood release lever on the inside of my Jeep felt loose when I tried pulling it. If your hood release lever feels loose it may be a frozen cable. Hope this helps.
On my 2002 s10 the small clip on the hood latch where the cable end attaches to the lever was broken.I finally drove a 3/4" mop handle and by prying,forced the grill down enough to unbolt the hood latch and after messing with it for a while I was able to reach behind the latch and press on it enough to drop the latch off the pin.Sure hope I don't ever have to do it again.
oddly enough had this same problem with my car a few years ago. there are a few ways to try it. first pull the hood release and then smack the hood close to the cab (somewhere close to the center) that can release the hood clamp and it may pop up. or you can pull and hold the hood release lever and have a friend smack the top of your hood (while standing in front of the jeep) if these dont work you have to either go under the jeep or through the grille and maually pull the cord that is in the hood latch to open it. then replace the cord. however if the smack technique works just leave the hood open and find the rubber hood stems (theyre the little rubber tipped screw looking things in the front corners of your engine compartment that connects with the hood) and screw them a little to where they raise a couple mm. when screwed up a little they should give the hood enough pressure to pop open when you pull the release lever. long enough for you to tighten the wire connected to the hood release or replace it all together
You'll need two people for this fix:
Have one person sit in the car and be ready to pull the release lever. Have the other person outside in front of the hood. Count to three together, and on "three", have the person outside push DOWN on the hood as hard as they can while the other person simultaneously pulls the release lever. Keep the release lever pulled as the person outside lets go of the hood. This may take several attempts to get the timing right. In this situation, what is usually happening is that the spring-loaded hood is pushing up against the release catch hard enough to stop it from moving when the lever is pulled. Pressing down on the hood relieves this tension just long enough for the catch to let go.
If you hear a click, try to lightly bump the hood after pulling the release.it may pop up.chevys are bad about sticking.or try pushung down on the hood while someone else pu lls the release, if you hear a click then pull up on hood or bump it with side if fist. just dont hit hard enough to dent hood or hurt your hand.