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Re: 96 Intrepid broken hood cable,
It shouldn't be expensive as a new cable costs a couple of dollars at most, however you'll need to get the hood open before you can replace the cable. This will mean getting the car jacked up pretty high so you can get to the broken cable from beneath the car and cut off a piece of shroud, so you can release the hood lock by tugging on the cable itself. When that's done, tape the end of the new cable to the broken one that's been left on the inside of the car, and pull the new one through the opening on the firewall, connect it the same way as the old one, and to the hood latch aswell, and that should fixya! Hope that helps!
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It's not the cable if you can open the hood from inside. The mechanical safety latch is broken. If you can find one in a junkyard, get it, otherwise, it's off to the dealer to order it which will be more expensive than the junkyard version.
can you grab a piece of the cable from under dash?if so pull it and see if it will open.
if not you will have to try to get at latch from under car.
if you cant get at it find a reasonably priced body shop they are pros at getting stuff like that open
then get a new cable or pull handle or latch whichever it needs and replace it
Very common problem with the dodges, look under your dash and you will see where the probably now broken cable use to connect. You can pull it by hand to release the hood, They are not hard to replace, just unbolt the handle unit and bolt in the new one. The cable usually just snaps into a holder on the bracket under the dash. Some if these vehicles came with the hood cable that goes all the way to the hood release latch under the hood if that is the case you can still open the hood you just have to do it from under the car in the front. Hope this helped
Usually the handle breaks off the cable, you should be able to use some vise grips to grab a hold of the cable and pull it to open the hood. To repair it the cable assembly will have to be replaced. If not you will have to gain access to the latch which is located in the front center of the hood and using a screw driver or something similar push the lever to release the latch.
Where did the cable break? Is it still visible? You can look where the hood release was and if the cable is still there you can use pliers to pull it so it will pop your hood. try that or lay on your back look up under the grill area of the truck, there is a mechanisim with a claw on it grab ahold of the cable going into the mech. once its open i suggest buying a new 1 or tie rope to a shorter piece of cable
If you pull on the release handle inside the car and it does not "pop"
the hood open, make sure the hood is not already "popped". If it is,
then try to push the hood down firmly until it does not pop up
anymore. Then, try the interior pull handle again. If the hood is
completely closed and the pull handle does not pop it open, try to
remove the handle slightly from the dash. This involves removing 2
phillips head screws (one from either side of the handle). When these
are out, you should be able to pull the handle and its small
trim/holder piece. See if this is broken and try to pull back on the
actual release cable ("silver" braided wire) with a pair of wires.
If nothing above pertains to the issue, then let me go to a different
one. If the pull handle works fine and "pops" the hood like normal,
but you are unable to unlatch the hood, then I need more information as to the conditions of the problem. Has it released properly in the past?
Also, make sure that you are pulling the correct lever when trying to unlatch the hood. Standing in front of the car facing it, the lever will be just to the left of the very center of the hood. It should have a yellow end. Pull up on that and everything should release.
If these ideas do not help you out, then I will need more information. Let me know and I'll be glad to help you through.
if you chalk the wheels keys out of ignition you might be able to get it from underneath under front bumper middle!! flash light good batteries or trouble light I popped a couple this way it will come patients and a good straight edge screw driver