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Hood latch rusted shut on 1995 Jeep cherokee.

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  • boscobea Mar 08, 2009

    Already tried the lubricant with no success. Any other suggestions?

  • boscobea Mar 08, 2009

    No, there is no popping.  When trying to pull the cable, it doesn't budge. Same goes when trying to pop the latch by way of a flat screwdriver.

  • boscobea Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks to all. Will give the lube another go.

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Spray it down with wd40 or a similar penetrating lubricant let it sit a good 30 minutes and spray it again if not loosened.

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    artbesio Mar 08, 2009

    hm when you pull the hood lever does it even pop? if not could be the cable is either stretched or broken somewhere

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    artbesio Mar 08, 2009

    you may try putting a pair of vice grips on the cable and really pulling on it. if the cable was stretched at one point in time it will have to be pulled back further than just popping the latch will allow. play around with it for awhile you may get lucky with it.

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