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Hood problems when i go to pop the hood, it should make a little popping noise that makes the hood loose, it does nothing. and when i press the release the hood won't pop open either. what do i do?

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    You can't get the hood open by any method -- is that correct?


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Have someone lift lightly on the hood and try pulling the release,its probably dry and needs spraying with a penetrant of some kind..wd-40 evaporates and doesnt last long,so try some (knock-em-loose or JB

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