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2007 Nissan Altima Hood won't open unless you pull the latch and open the hood at the same time

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SOURCE: 1986 Honda Accord: The hood will NOT open!!!

Use a flashlight and look in & up through the grille & you may be able to see where the sleeve of the cable runs to the latch. When you look at it, should allow you to figure out which way to pull or pry to get it to release hopefully.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 vw jetta hood won't open. Faulty latch

They are not designed to open from the outside. Why can't you get inside?

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SOURCE: gmc astro van hood latch not opening

Try smacking down on the hood with a open hand.You may want to have someone inside to pull the lever while you hit on the hood.If you do get it open spray everthing down with a good lubicant.Well good luck and hope this helped.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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SOURCE: hood latch cable fails to release hood when

I would try pushing down and pulling up on the hood while someone operates the hood latch. I'd try to spray some WD-40 between the hood and grill area. From underneath, you may be able to use a long screw driver to try to move the release lever over to release the hood.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Hood latch is pulled open

Have one person pull on the latch inside and the other person pull up on the hood (sometimes depending may have to use a thin screwdriver to pry up carefully not to chip the paint). Once open lube the hood latch under the hood with wd-40. Make sure the latch inside is still connected to the wire.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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