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The hood on my 1997 Toyota 4 runner will not open.


When you pull the release inside the vehicle it does not feel like it does anything. Any ideas on how to get it open?

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Go to the Front after pulling the Hood Latch. Lightly Tap on the Very front of the Hood with your Fist in the Area where the Latch is. It will Open.

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