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Hood is stuck, can't get it to pop

My 2000 eclipse hood is stuck closed, the cable is not broken I've checked everything on the inside of the car, I cannot get it to pop, is there another way of releasing it from the outside of the car?

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I had the same problem with mine. while standing in front of the car, have someone push down and forward on the hood (torwards the windshield). While you pull the hood release. Try spraying some wd40 on the latch where the crack between the hood and the front bumper is. after you get it open, clean the latch. Mine was really dirty.

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Have someone go into the car and wiggle the release at same time your tapping the front of the hood near where release catch is. Once open lubricate with wd40 then spray white lithium grease on mechanism and possible some lubricant on all portions reachable.

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Pull the Release again and go to the Hood and then Lightly knock on the hood with your Fist around the Area where the Latch is Located. Do Not Push down on it Just Knock on it with an Upward Motion.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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