The battery was dead in my 87 dodge and while I pulled the handle to open the hood, it broke right off. How do I get under the hood?? (Need answer asap cause I am in a snowstorm) (dodge ram plow truck)
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Re: Can't open the hood
If the cable is busted inside the truck and there is still a piece to hold onto with a pair of plyers have someone push down on the hood while someone else is pulling on the cable with the plyers and if this fails take out the grille and use a wire coat hanger to get it unlatched
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If the handle broke you can grab the cord with a pair of pliers or vice grips and pull the cord. If it broke under the hood then you will have to see if you can see the latch under the hood then maybe with a screwdriver you might be able to pry the latch to the side and the hood should pop up. Let me know if it was the right information that I have provided.
can you grab a piece of the cable from under dash?if so pull it and see if it will open.
if not you will have to try to get at latch from under car.
if you cant get at it find a reasonably priced body shop they are pros at getting stuff like that open
then get a new cable or pull handle or latch whichever it needs and replace it
you are going to have to either remove the panneling to get at the cable and pull it with vise grip or try to get up inside the hood from the front and release the latch that way . either way is going to be tough to get to.
This is the hard case for any hood broke the cable, if the broken part is under neith your dash board, near the handle, probably you can manage to pull the broke cable and try to open it. but if the broken part in the front hood, probably you have to take to the garage to fix it.
I had two cases like this when I had my Union 76 Services Station in N. Hollywood 80s, it is a headache problem.