Question about 1998 Honda Civic
1998 honda civic. Hood latch won't release. This is the "first" latch that is activated by pulling the lever inside the vehicle down by the floor, not the "second" latch activated manually by sticking your fingers under the hood after the first one pops it open a little. I removed the bottom bolts on the bumper and can pull it away enough to get up under and see/touch it the latch mechanism. I can see that the wire pull from inside the car works; I can also manually push the mechanism this wire pulls. However, the latch still won't release. It looks like what I think is the spring that retains the latch in place is in tact and not broken. I'm puzzled!
This has happened to me several times, this will take two people, but all you need to do is have one person pull the hood release, while person number 2 pushes down on the hood, and then pulls up...that ought to do the trick
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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Locate the interior hood-release lever under the dashboard on the driver's side of the interior of the car.
Lift up and toward you on the hood release lever. The lever is connected to a cable that releases the hood. The hood will pop up about 1/2 inch when you pull the lever.
Move to the front of the car and locate the exterior hood-release lever under the front of the hood. It is located near the middle of the vehicle, just beyond where the front edge of the hood meets the body. Lift up on the inner lever.
Lift up on the edge of the hood while holding the inner lever in place. When the hood is up, find the hood prop and raise it, setting its tip in the hood-prop mount on the hood, to hold the hood up while you work in the engine bay.
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