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Honda civic hood latch

Hood release will not "pop" the hood. Have to place a wedge under the hood to release it so I can open the hood.

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  • Robert Brown Oct 21, 2013

    1996 Honda Civic Hatchback.

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The metal loop on the hood is probably misaligned from the latch at the bottom. The loop should have a couple of bolts to loosen and adjust.

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Not sure what it is by the description, but try these few suggestions. If the hood lever doesn't return after you pull it, you're more than likely going to need a cable.
1: Try pushing down on the hood (lightly) while someone pulls the lever.
2: Try pulling up on the hood (lightly) while someone pulls the lever.
3: If any of those suggestions work, and the hood pops, spray the entire mechanism with WD 40 (or something like it). Spray the part attached to the hood and the part attached to the car. Post back to let us know if you got it opened or not, and if not, can you hear a noise when you pull the lever, and does the lever fall back into place when you release it.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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SOURCE: hood latch won't release

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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SOURCE: stuck hood on 2000 ford 250, latch release won't work

2000 FORD SUPER DUTY 5.4 HOOD STICKS.YOU CAN HAVE AN ASSISTANT PULL THE HOOD CABLE AND EASILY OPEN THE HOOD BUT THE HOOD WILL NOT POP UP ON ITS OWN..ANY ADVISE?

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 chevrolet blazer hood latch won't release and open hood

if the cable is not broken then pull the release then take the side of your fist and pound on the hood starting towards the top drivers side and slowly move towards the latch try it a few times i have to do this every single time on my blazer

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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SOURCE: My hood latch is broken

If the cable link to the latch is rusty or broken you have to take the front grid down. It's relatively easy. It's held there by plastic fasteners. Then reach for the latch with you hand, or the leftover broken cable. Pull it, it should release the first latch, than you just have to get to the security latch, like you usually do to open the hood.

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SOURCE: Hood won't open. Cable is broken and can't get hood to pop.

NO there is no manual way . get a good flash light and look at teh latch through the grill or from under the truck and try and pop it with a long flat blade screw driver

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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