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99 chevy malibu hood release problems

When it gets real cold out, My car won't start and i can't get the hood latch to release.......the cable is not broken, and the latch feels like it is jammed........any help would be great!!!

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We have the same problem with our malibu. What I found is that the hood release handle inside the car gets stuck on the housing around the driver's side feet. Check if your handle is getting stuck there too because I thought for the longest time that the cable was the problem.

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Use a good brand of de-watering oil - and spray it over the latch to remove all water. Also get some up inside the cable. - Then - use a thicker "multi-purpose" oil on the latch - which will stay longer than the dewatering oil.

Car not starting may be problems with battery - keep it charged over winter as you use lights more. If it is a petrol - take off leads ONE AT A TIME - clean with dry cleaning fluid or brake cleaner - and refit.
Clean inside AND OUTSIDE of distributer cap, and refit
Clean coil, and rotate connections for a good contact.

This should solve problems for you. If not - post back before rating.
If it improves - please rate as Fixya. Thank you.

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